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Stranded boat riders on Missouri River in Jefferson City rescued by fire department

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Two adults and two children were rescued by the Jefferson City Fire Department on Monday after the motor in their boat stopped worked while they were riding on the Missouri River, a press release from JCFD states.

No injuries were reported, the release says. The department received a call around 5:30 p.m.  for people floating in a boat waving for help near the Noren Access on the Missouri River, the release states. The motor on the boat stopped working near the Missouri River Bridge while the boat was in the middle of the channel and unable to get to the shore. 

When first responders arrived, the boat and its occupants were found floating down the river in the area near the old Missouri State Penitentiary, the release states. The boat riders were moved into a JCFD boat, which began pulling the boat with a broken motor, the release states. The boat was pulled back to the Noren Access, but first responders and the rescued riders left the boat in the water because storms started going through the area, according to the release.

A tornado warning was eventually issued for Cole and Osage counties, which was over by 7 p.m. First responders planned on recovering the boat after storms rolled through, the statement says.

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