COOPER COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Monday two women were rescued in Cooper County early in the morning after getting lost on the Lamine River on Sunday.
Sgt. Scott White the spokesman for Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F said the women got onto the river around 1 p.m. Sunday and were rescued about 12 hours later by a helicopter crew.
According to a release from the patrol, troopers received a call around 10:40 p.m. that two women had gotten lost during what was supposed to be a 4-hour float trip on the Lamine River. White said one of the missing women called emergency services from her cellphone.
A highway patrol helicopter was dispatched to the area and used night-vision equipment to find the women, the release said. White said they were spotted on the river between Otterville and Pilot Grove.
Crews had to land the helicopter in a nearby field in order to reach the women, the patrol said. Troopers say they were taken back to their vehicles after being rescued.
White said the pair set out alone and were not part of a larger group.