Tow boat gets stuck on the Ohio River

Published: Jan. 29, 2014 at 5:10 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:10 PM CST
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A tow boat gets stuck on the Ohio River just off of Evansville's riverfront.

It happened in front of the Four Freedoms monument.

The Coast Guard says that the "Amber Britney" was pushing a 15 barge tow of corn en route to Cairo, IL when it ran aground on the left descending bank of the Ohio.

The Coast Guard is sending an investigation vehicle.

The tow boat company says it will also likely send an assist boat to lighten the load so the Amber Britney can lift and move again.

14 News is continuing to follow these developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at and on mobile with the 14 News mobile app.

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