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Tugboat, 24 barges aground after captain’s medical emergency near Geismar

FILE: Police lights
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Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM CDT
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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A tugboat and 24 barges ran aground after the tugboat’s captain had a medical emergency, officials said.

Officials became aware of the collision at mile marker 183 near Geismar around 5 a.m. Thursday, June 25.

The captain has since died. One other person suffered an injury to their foot and is stable.

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