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Construction barge sinking in Chicago River

Police and Fire Department personnel were on the Chicago River in the West Loop area Wednesday afternoon to monitor a construction barge that was taking on water.

Firefighters and the police Marine Unit responded to Canal and Adams at the river about 1:26 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Alheim.

By about 2:25 p.m., all fire compnaies had left the scene, Alheim said.

There were no injuries connected to the incident, which was turned over to the construction company, she said.



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