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SeMo Fisherman Killed after Boat Strikes Barge

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A southeast Missouri man is dead after the boat he was in collided with a barge on the Mississippi River.

The incident happened late Wednesday at Cape Girardeau.  The Missouri State Water Patrol says 39-year-old Gregory Jobe of Chafee and his brother, Shawn, were in a jon boat preparing to go fishing when the boat struck a docked barge.

The boat capsized and went under the barge.  Shawn Jobe pulled himself to safety on the barge, but could not save his brother.

The search continued Thursday for Gregory Jobe's body.

It marked the second time in a week that boaters on the still-high Mississippi have gone missing.  On July 30, 52-year-old Harold Smith and 48-year-old Arthur Barton, both of Farmington, were reported missing.  Both are presumed drowned.

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