ST. LOUIS – A 44-foot-long boat that first got stranded on the Range of Rocks on Oct. 5 is still stranded in the middle of the Mississippi River almost two weeks later.
Cousins ââMolly Ferguson and Haley Rapp came to see what was going on, while employees of Sea Tow, based in Pensacola, Fla., Dispatched a device to assess the White Widower vessel.
âWell we’ve been living here all of our lives and it felt like we were taking a ride and that’s what happened,â Ferguson said.
âI came here a few weeks ago and saw it and I thought, ‘This is absolutely crazy’, and a friend of mine said she read that they missed the jump-off and had ended up here in the rocks and I was like, “If that was me, I would have had a panic attack,” Rapp said.
Two people had to be rescued from this boat after mistakenly taking the main channel of the river instead of taking the channel that bypasses the chain of rocks. The ship will have to remain seated another day as crews figure out how to safely remove it.
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