A towing vessel sank in the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge on Thursday.

The vessel, the Michelle Anne, began sinking about 11 a.m. at the general anchorage in the river; four crew members took refuge on a nearby barge before their rescue by a tugboat, said Petty Officer Brandon Giles, a Guard spokesman.

STORY: Towing vessel sinks in Mississippi River in Baton Rouge; crew rescued