4 boaters rescued from Mississippi River near St. Louis

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 9:26 AM

ST. LOUIS -- Authorities say four Mississippi River boaters were safely rescued near St. Louis after the vessel struck a submerged rock formation and began taking on water.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the accident happened about 4 p.m. Wednesday near the McKinley Bridge linking Missouri to Illinois.

The Army Corps says the private cabin cruiser hit a man-made rock formation known as a chevron while en route from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Alton, Illinois, north of St. Louis.

 

The boaters’ names were not released.

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