Knox County man dies following rescue attempt on Mississippi River

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.

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