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Dock worker's body found after cruise ship incident

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago April 12, 2013 Apr 12, 2013 Friday, April 12 2013 April 12, 2013 3:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay.

Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's body near a dry dock.

Johnson and a co-worker fell into the bay April 3 during a windstorm that dislodged the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship from its mooring. Johnson's co-worker was pulled from the bay during the storm and was treated for hypothermia.

After 15 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for Johnson's body.


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