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