Barge crew pulls Anderson Ferry crew member from Ohio River - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Anderson Ferry crew member dead after fall in river

Virgil Sounder (From the Anderson Ferry's Facebook page) Virgil Sounder (From the Anderson Ferry's Facebook page)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

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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