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Matt Gresham at the Port of New Orleans confirms that 5 crew members were rescued from the water today, not 4 as previously confirmed.

Four rescued by a passing tug and a 5th rescued by a ship docked at the Louisiana Avenue wharf.

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10/22/13

Crew members rescued after tugboat capsizes in Mississippi River

The Kristen Alexis tugboat capsized in the Mississippi River near the Louisiana Avenue warf around 9:30 Tuesday morning.

Four crew members were tossed into the river, according to a spokesperson at the Port of New Orleans. A passing tugboat pulled them out of the water. None of them were injured.

Still no word as to what cause the boat to flip. The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating.

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