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Boat collides with barge near Saltillo

UPDATE, Aug. 7, 4:35 p.m. — The bodies of all three occupants of the boat have been recovered.

INITIAL STORY — Emergency responders are on the Tennessee River Sunday morning after a boat collided with a barge just north of Saltillo last night.

The crash occurred in the middle of the river, on the edge of Decatur County.

The Decatur County Emergency Management Agency is asking boaters to avoid the area to allow responders to work.




  1. Shay Simmons on August 7, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Praying 🙏

  2. Martha G. Hieronymus on August 7, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for posting local news so quickly. Enjoy remainder of day!

  3. Ron Oyer on August 10, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Any word on the name of the Tug involved and company??? Condolences to family.

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