• Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters in Mississippi River

    By: Tony Atkins


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The search for two boaters who went missing after their tug boat sank in the Mississippi River has been suspended.

    The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed with FOX13 Saturday afternoon the search was suspended after two days of searching and finding no signs of either boater.

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    Family confirmed with FOX13 the two missing are Keith Pigram and his step-son Anquavious Newson. They were on that tug boat when it sank around 10:30 Friday morning.\

    The missing boaters work for Wepfer Marine Inc. 

    The family told FOX13 they have been notified of the suspension, but are not happy.

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