Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Search Called off for 2 Missing Men in Mississippi River
The men fell into the Mississippi River after a barge capsized.
HICKMAN, AR (WMC-TV) - The Coast Guard called off the search for two men missing from a barge that overturned and sank in the Mississippi River on Tuesday.
Ron Nieves and Nicolas Perez were unaccounted for shortly after the barge capsized; they reportedly fell into the water while workers unloaded the barge at a terminal.
Coast Guard has suspended all searching pending any new information.
The Mississippi River is back open for normal barge traffic, according to the Coast Guard.