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Woman found safe after kayak overturns on Mississippi River

Friends and emergency crews gathered on the west bank of the Mississippi River while Water Patrols searched the river. Friends and emergency crews gathered on the west bank of the Mississippi River while Water Patrols searched the river. Image source: Fox 2 News

   A woman who disappeared while kayaking on the Mississippi Rive near Portage des Sioux Thursday night is safe.

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the woman had launched into the river near the My River Home marina in northern St. Charles County around 7 p.m..  She had been gone more than two hours when friends and family became concerned and called for help.

   Rescue boats were launched around 10 p.m.

   A Missouri Water Patrol team found the woman about 11 p.m.  She was shouting for help from an island after being dumped into the river when her kayak flipped.

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