A tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River with 2 men aboard, could be raised from water

A tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River with 2 men aboard, could be raised from water

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River, with two men aboard, could be raised.

A Wepfer salvage boat has moved near the location where the tug boat sank near Presidents Island.

The boat sank three miles south of Mud Island on Friday.

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Family members showed FOX13 a refrigerator they recovered from the banks of the Mississippi with the Wepfer name on it.

It still had food in it and they tell us they believe it came from the sunken tug.

FOX13 has learned that the boat sank in the deepest part of the Mississippi River. Officials estimate the boat is 65 ft. below the water.

Investigators said it could take days to bring the boat to the surface because of swift and dangerous currents.

Friday, Captain Keith Pigram and Anquavious Jamison went missing when the tug boat they were on sank.

Saturday afternoon, the coast guard suspended the search after finding no signs of either boater.

Recovery operations did not begin until Wednesday.

Both of the missing boaters worked for Wepfer Marine Inc.