Three rescued from Atchafalaya River

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Posted: Feb 11, 2010 9:58 PM by Anna Brown
Updated: Feb 11, 2010 11:02 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: tugboat, Atchafalaya River, St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard

Three people have been rescued from a tugboat that sank on the Atchafalaya River between St. Landry and Pointe Coupee parishes.

The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office says the tugboat hit the railroad bridge that crosses the river. The U.S. Coast Guard is also responding. No word yet on the amount damage that has been done to the bridge.

There is no indication that anyone is missing.

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