Man Rescued from Tug Boat at Lock and Dam 18 After Heart Attack

Early this morning Henderson County Sheriff Steven Haynes reported that they received a call form Lock and Dam 18 of a tug boat/barge approaching with a person on board having a heart attack.

Deputies arrived, boarded the tug boat, and found a 28-year-old male in respiratory distress. The man was rescued by ambulance personal, Gladstone fire department, and lock and dam personal. Investigator Matt Link explains the obstacles they had to go through to get the man to safety…

“We started our medical procedures on the tug boat. From there, we had to carry him down several flights of stairs through narrow passages, over obstacles, eventually onto the barge itself, and up onto the dock of the lock dam.”

The man was transported to Great River Medical Center. His name has still not been released.