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Three People Rescued on Northeast Iowa River 

Three people from Illinois had to be rescued Sunday on a northeast Iowa river.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call about three individuals stranded on the Upper Iowa River about 20 miles northwest of Decorah just before noon Sunday. The three individuals were kayaking near 345th Street, in Freemont Township, north of Kendallville. The individuals had left from Lime Springs with the end destination of Lansing when they needed to be rescued.

A Decorah Fire Department Drone was able to locate the stranded individuals,  a 34-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, and a 57-year-old female.  With help from the Cresco and Decorah fire departments, they were rescued with no injuries reported. 

Winneshiek County Ambulance, Cresco Ambulance, and Harmony (MN) Ambulance also assisted, along with Iowa DNR officers and the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.  

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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