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Search underway for a man missing on the Missouri River near Hamburg

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Crews are busy searching for a man reported missing after he was swept under a barge Sunday afternoon in the Missouri River.

Authorities say he was a passenger in a boat that stalled shortly after launching from the Hamburg boat ramp around 2:00 p.m.

Witnesses say the boat drifted a short distance downstream where it was swept under a barge.

The man and boat are still missing.

The boat driver was able to swim under the barge and was rescued downstream by people on shore.

Neither men were wearing life jackets.

The Department of Natural Resources investigates the scene, and the names of the people involved will be released as soon as families are notified.

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