(KMOV) – A man is in the hospital after a small boat he was on collided with barges on the Missouri River Wednesday.
Authorities say a tow boat was pushing two barges near the 67 bridge in the West Alton area around 9:30 a.m. when they struck the victim’s boat.
Workers on the barges saw the man in distress and they alerted other workers near the bridge for help.
They performed CPR on the man and he was transported to the hospital in unknown condition.
Authorities say they believe the victim was working on the 67 bridge project.