SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) – U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after the death of a boater following a collision involving a tugboat pushing a barge in the Saginaw River.

The body of 53-year-old Robert Todd of Vassar was found Monday in the river. Todd and 25-year-old David Brigham of Vassar were knocked into or jumped into the Saginaw River on Friday when the small boat they were on had engine trouble and was struck.

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Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin tells The Saginaw News the cause is under investigation. Details weren’t released.

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Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says Coast Guard investigators are looking into whether a lookout was required on the barge. Federspiel’s department also is investigating. The small boat was hit near the Bay County-Saginaw County line.

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