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Barge capsizes in Mississippi River, search is on for two people missing

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The search is on for two people missing after a barge capsized in the Mississippi River Tuesday afternoon.

The barge was reportedly being unloaded at a dock near Nucor Steel's Hickman plant when it capsized.

A portion of the river near that dock is closed so that crews can search the area. The Mississippi County dive team, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and several local fire department are in on the search. The river is near flood stage and is expected to reach that point on Saturday when it rises to 28 feet.

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