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Kentucky Man Dies After Falling From Barge

Last updated on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

(CANNELTON)(AP) - Authorities say a crew member on a barge died after the barge hit a wall at the locks on the Ohio River.

Indiana conservation officers say 43-year-old James Gamblin of Paducah, Ky., was working Monday night on the Ganis R. Brewer Barge when the vessel struck a wall at the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

The impact caused the vessel's barges to separate and Gamblin fell between the barges into the river.

Gamblin was wearing a life jacket and his body was found in a debris pile near the locks. An autopsy is planned to determine whether he died of injuries from the fall or drowned.
The United States Coast Guard along with Indiana State Conservation Officers are investigating the cause of the boating accident.

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