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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

RED WING, Minn. -- A deckhand on a barge sustained serious injuries Sunday after being pinned between the barge and the lock wall at a lock and dam on the Mississippi River.

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Clayton Little, 30, Reagan, Tenn., was flown to St. Marys campus of the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester after the accident.

He was on a south-bound barge that was tied to the lock wall awaiting a tugboat at U.S. Lock & Dam 3 north of Red Wing. He was crushed against the lock wall in a ladder well, according to Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

Little was able to climb out, authorities said, and flown by Mayo One helicopter.

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