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Man falls off barge in Muscatine, now recovering

The man went into the Mississippi River Sunday, Nov. 21.

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A man fell off a barge Sunday, Nov. 21 into the Mississippi River.

It happened near the Grain Processing Corporation building just before 3:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Oregon Street. The Muscatine Fire Department says the person was in the water for more than 20 minutes before he was rescued.

Also Sunday morning, more than 80 people had to be evacuated after a fire at the Muscatine Tower Apartments. One person was also hurt. They were sent to the hospital for treatment. 

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