On June 20, 2014, the towboat JR 3 sank on the Mississippi River near Wood River, Illinois. The vessel quickly sank from an unknown cause. All three crewman on board were able to abandon ship before the vessel sank. No reports of injuries. Local authorities arrived on scene and deployed booms around the vessel. A short time later fuel and pollution was spotted coming from the sunken JR 3. Reports state a salvage plan is being worked on to raise the JR 3. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.