Four rescued from sinking tugboat in Mississippi River near LSU

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Four people on board a sinking vessel were rescued Thursday afternoon in the Mississippi River near LSU, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Passengers on a nearby tugboat rescued crew members from the Michelle Ann towing vessel. Coast Guard officials have not reported any injuries or pollution.

The Army Corps of Engineers is using sonar to track the fallen tugboat.

Coast Guard officials are also at the scene, as they investigate what caused the incident.

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