Barge crew pulls Anderson Ferry crew member from Ohio River - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Anderson Ferry crew member dead after fall in river

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Virgil Sounder (From the Anderson Ferry's Facebook page) Virgil Sounder (From the Anderson Ferry's Facebook page)

An 82-year-old Anderson Ferry crew member is dead after he fell in the Ohio River Tuesday afternoon. 

Police say that Virgil Souder, 82, fell from the ferry around 2:00 p.m. and was carried in the quick moving current about two miles down river.

A tow boat located Souder and pulled him aboard. Souder was transported by the vessel to a dock on the Ohio side of the river. Police say he was not wearing a life jacket.

Souder was transported to University Hospital. According to Anderson Ferry's Facebook page, he was pronounced dead Tuesday night.

Units from several Tri-state agencies were dispatched during the incident.

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