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2 hunters rescued from rising water in SW Missouri

April 20, 2013 at 09:02 PM

The Associated Press


LICKING, Mo. (AP) — Two St. Louis men will have quite a hunting story to tell, after being plucked from rising waters by a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter.

Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the patrol, says 54-year-old Keith Duckworth and 53-year-old Wayne Arling were rescued Thursday after becoming stranded while turkey hunting. One of the men uses a wheelchair, and the men were trapped as water rose in a field near Boiling Springs in Texas County.

Because of the remote location, first responders determined the best way to rescue the men was with the patrol's helicopter.

The patrol says in a news release that Duckworth was taken to a St. Louis area hospital for evaluation and treatment for exposure.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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