Coast Guard investigating death of mariner on Ohio River

BARBOURSVILLE, W. Va. – U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington is investigating the early morning fatality of a deckhand on-board a Marathon towing vessel, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report that a deckhand, Gary C. Adams, 25, of Waterloo, Ohio, fell overboard from the towing vessel Tri-State, while the vessel was maneuvering at the Marathon Petroleum dock near Kenova, W.Va., at approximately 1:30 a.m.

The Coast Guard is responsible for investigating accidents involving commercial vessels for the purpose of improving transportation safety on the nation’s waterways.

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