March 15, 2023

Body Of Missing Louisiana Barge Worker Found In MS River

Morgan Howard

Authorities found the body of a missing Louisiana barge worker after he went missing in the Mississippi river while he was working.

According to WLBT, 50-year-old Donny Mitchell went missing on February 7th after slipping off a barge.

The Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said that on March 14, at 4:01 p.m., he received a call about a body seen floating in the river as workers were unloading a barge.

The search and rescue team and MS Wildlife and Fisheries recovered the body and turned it over to the coroner. The body was then transported to Merritt Health Hospital where the morgue is.

“We are glad to finally locate Mr. Donny Mitchell, and we hope this brings closure to the family,” said Sheriff Travis Patten.

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