Police investigate drowning in Mississippi River

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 7:01 PM

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the drowning of a barge worker in the Mississippi River.

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/XKGnta ) reports Jeffrey L. Casey of Paducah was using a frost-covered rope to help him transfer from one barge to another early Tuesday when he slipped and fell into the river. Police say he was swept underneath a barge and was pulled from the river after resurfacing.

The Carlisle County coroner said Casey died at the scene.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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