Two Pulled From River Sunday

Posted on 13 May 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Two kayakers were rescued from the Des Moines River in Boone County Sunday, after a strong current pulled one kayaker into a bridge piling at the Kate Shelley High Bridge and caused a second to capsize.  Boone County Communications received a 9-1-1 call about 2:30 Sunday afternoon after the two were separated from a group on the river.  A second call indicated the two, a husband and wife, were located near a log jam by the High Bridge.  Boone County Search and Rescue and the Boone Fire Department responded and were able to deploy a boat and rescue the two.  Neither were identified and neither sought additional medical treatment.  Deputy Brian Pontius reported that the two were wearing life jackets.  Water temperature on the river is still cool at 50 degrees so there was concern about hypothermia.  The entire rescue took just over an hour.

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