Sunken Tugboat Found Under 65 Feet Of Water

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MEMPHIS, TN (Ben Caxton) — Salvage efforts are underway to recover a towboat that sank in the Mississippi River a week ago. The boat “Ricky Robinson” went down with captain Keith Pigram and his stepson Anquavioius Newson on board. After spending 29 hours searching 324 nautical miles of river, the Coast Guard called off the search. The boat’s owner, Wepfer Marine, says the boat is 65 feet underwater in a muddy section of river with no visibility and dangerous currents. Salvage efforts could take several days and investigators will try to determine what happened.



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