Fort Pierce police, Coast Guard investigate collision between barge, boat

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - Fort Pierce police and the Coast Guard are investigating a collision Tuesday between a barge and a boat.

The barge first came into contact with the wooden fenders underneath the South Bridge just before noon.

A marker and a light box were broken.

There was no damage to the bridge.

The barge then hit the boat, which forced the people on board that vessel to jump into the water.

That second boat was deemed seaworthy and left after a police report was filed. 

No one was hurt.​

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