Janet Leavell Salvage Operations Successful

PADUCAH, Ky. – Salvage operations were successful yesterday in raising the tow boat Janet Leavell. The Janet Leavell sank in the Tennessee River at approximately mile marker 11.5 Tuesday.

Coast Guard crews from Marine Safety Unit Paducah were on scene to assist with the clean-up operations caused by the incident. The tow boat was transported to the Bailey Repair Facility Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard MSU Paducah was notified Tuesday at approximately 12:45 p.m. of the incident and coordinated efforts with Wepfer Marine and State and Federal Environmental Protection Agencies.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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