A Barbourville man is dead after trying to rescue a family on a fishing boat in the Mississippi River.
Kyle Hardman was a barge worker.
He died on Tuesday trying to help three adults and two young children after their boat ran out of gas.
Hardman's boat capsized during the rescue attempt.
A second barge was sent to rescue Hardman and his co-workers.
Everyone was eventually rescued from the water, but Hardman died Tuesday night at the Saint Louis University Hospital.