Search Called off for 2 Missing Men in Mississippi River

Published 04/10 2014 06:06PM

Updated 04/10 2014 06:11PM

The men fell into the Mississippi River after a barge capsized.
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.

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