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Boat-based food vendor has sunk

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CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - A popular boat-based food vendor has sunk after hitting a submerged barrier in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa.
Sonya Carey-Otte is co-owner of MiMi's Burger Boat. She tells the Quad-City Times  that the boat was traveling about 5 mph toward the Fulton Marina Sunday when it collided with a barrier that ripped a hole in the front of the ship.
Carey-Otte says following a three-hour wait everyone on the boat was rescued by authorities.
The boat remains partially submerged in the river. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says the owners are responsible for removing the boat from the water.
Carey-Otte reached out to Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters. Pregracke says it will likely take a couple days to lift the heavy steel boat from the water.
 

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