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Keokuk Riverfront Barge recovered after breaking away

Tuesday night many Keokuk residents reported that the riverfront barge broke off and floated down the Mississippi River towards Warsaw, Illinois and Canton, Missouri.

Lee County Sheriff Stacey Weber says he was aware of the reports, and says the barge is the property of the city of Keokuk and has long been looked at for commercial development.

No injuries were reported.

This is an image, courtesy of Keokuk Area News Update, taken from the Keokuk side where the barge had been moored.

UPDATE: According to Keokuk Area News Update, as of 10:35 pm, The barge has been recovered and is currently docked at Roquette’s terminal.




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Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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