Last 2 victims of capsized pontoon boat identified

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Posted: Jul 08, 2015 3:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two bodies found in the Ohio River have been identified as the last two victims of a boat that capsized in Louisville three days earlier.

The Jefferson County coroner's office on Wednesday identified the bodies found Tuesday as those of 37-year-old Joyce Wright and 10-year-old A'Daishia Swinney.

Nine people, including five children, were aboard the pontoon boat Saturday night to watch fireworks when the rushing current slammed the boat into a barge. Three children grabbed the barge and pulled themselves to safety, then pulled an adult from the wreckage. Five others died.