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Riverboat lodged free after spending days stuck on sandbar in Lake Barkley

(R. Chad Perkins.)
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 7:07 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 1:19 AM CDT
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CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a riverboat that had been stuck in Lake Barkley in Kentucky for more than a week has been freed.

American Cruise Lines says its American Jazz became stuck on a sandbar last week while on a seven-night cruise between Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

[US Coast Guard rescues passengers off stranded riverboat in Lake Barkley]

Lt. Phillip Baxter of the Coast Guard in Paducah says the boat was left in full reverse for about three hours Friday while a towing vessel pushed on it.

After taking a break, the boat worked itself free around 3:20 p.m.

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