5 people rescued from river after tugboat overturns

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 2:04 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Five people were retrieved from the Mississippi River after a tugboat capsized, according to Harbor Police. 

Around 9:30 a.m., the Christian Alexander overturned near the Louisiana Avenue Wharf, sending the five people into the water.  All of the people aboard the vessel were accounted for, according to officials, and no one was injured.

Four people from the vessel were picked up by a passing tugboat and brought to Harbor Police. The fifth person was rescued by a boat from the Louisiana Wharf.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. No traffic was inhibited by the incident.

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