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What it’s like to dive in the Mississippi River: A peek inside Baton Rouge’s murky waters

    The average diver from Baton Rouge travels off-shore for the sport. The Mississippi River’s waters, after all, are too cloudy and full of hazardous debris. But some don’t get to choose which waters they swim in, as they search for lost items or even bodies. Public safety divers across the state swim in these murky depths. They perform their jobs based off the feel of the ground and…