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COPY-Man drowns in Mississippi after boat overturns

Associated Press - September 4, 2009 9:34 AM ET

VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say one man drowned and another man was injured when their fishing boat capsized on the Mississippi River near Valmeyer in southwestern Illinois.

The names of the victims of Thursday night's accident haven't yet been released.

It isn't immediately clear why the men were on the river or what caused their boat to overturn.

Rescue crews from Columbia, Mo., and Herculaneum, Mo., assisted in the rescue and recovery.

Information from: KTVI-TV, http://www.fox2now.com

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