Three Boaters Rescued After Barge Crash

Three Boaters Rescued After Barge Crash


INCLUDING THUNDER STORM CHANCES ALL AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. ARE RAIN CHANCES GO UP BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP. THREE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A BARGE RAN INTO A BOAT ON THE OHIO RIVER. THE BARGE OPERATOR SAYS HE NEVER KNEW THERE WAS A BOAT UNDERNEATH UNTIL RESCUE CREWS ARRIVED. AS CHRIS HOFFMAN REPORTS, THE BOATERS ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. Reporter: THIS IS WHAT THE BOAT LOOKED LIKE THIS MORNING. IT WAS A MESS OF BROKEN GLASS AND TANGLED METAL. ALL THREE BOATERS ARE ALIVE AFTER BEING RESCUED. INCREDIBLY FORTUNATE. THE SITUATIONS DON’T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN, BUT IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THEY ARE LUCKY. Reporter: PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SAFETY SAYS THIS HAPPENED AROUND 12:15 AM THIS MORNING. RIVER RESCUE TEAMS FOUND THE BOAT CRUSHED UNDER THE BARGE ON THE OHIO RIVER NEAR THE WEST END BRIDGE. THEY SAY THE BARGE WAS EMPTY AND RIDING HIGH. THAT RIVER HAS A LOT OF COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC. IF YOU ARE A RECREATIONAL BOATER, YOU WANT TO BE AS LOUD AND VISUALIZE YOU CAN BE. Reporter: ONCE IT CAME TO A STOP, THE THREE PEOPLE WERE RESCUED. A MAN COMPLAINED ABOUT NECK AND BACK PAIN AND A WOMAN SAID SHE HAD LOWER LEG INJURIES. A THIRD PASSENGER, ANOTHER MAN, SAID HE HAD NO INJURIES. ALL THREE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATIONS. IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE AT NIGHT ON THE RIVER, MAKE SURE YOU ARE CLEAR WHEN COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC OSER. Reporter: POLICE BELIEVE A

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