Teens Rescued From Flooded Fox River

Teens Rescued From Flooded Fox River

On June 15, 2011 at approximately 6:40 am, the Clark County Sheriff's Office recieved a call from one of it's citizens, who reported hearing someone yelling for help, just below a bridge, near their home, located off a county gravel road, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Kahoka, Missouri.

Upon arrival, two teens, one 16 and the other 18 years old, both of Clark County, Missouri, were spotted clinging to trees, along the Fox River's bank. Clark County Rescue, Missouri Conservation Agents, Keokuk Water Rescue Patrol, and the Clark County Ambulance were all dispatched to the scene to assist the Clark County Sheriff's Office. A plan was formulated and executed, and at approximately 8:55 am, both subjects were pulled from the raging river.

Both individuals were immediately evaluated for injuries, where one was released on the scene, without serious medical injury and the other transported to Keokuk Area Hospital for further medical evaluation.

As the Clark County Sheriff, I would like to thank all the agencies that assisted in the rescue and again I was impressed to see the outcome of the different agencies, working together, to accomplish an important mission, with positive results.

I want to ask the public to please, stay away from fast moving/high waters. We were very lucky this time!

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