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Patrol helicopter rescues women missing on river float trip

June 9, 2020 at 5:15 a.m. | Updated June 9, 2020 at 4:21 p.m.

A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter rescued two women early Monday morning after they had gone missing Sunday on a float trip on the Lamine River in Cooper County.

The Highway Patrol's Troop F received a report at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday of two women who had become lost while floating on the river, according to a news release.

The women had entered the river at about 1 p.m. that afternoon and had intended to have a four-hour trip.

Members of the Highway Patrol and the Cooper County Sheriff's Department responded to the area to look for the women, and a Highway Patrol helicopter responded to the scene from Jefferson City to assist.

The Patrol helicopter pilot and tactical flight officer, both wearing night-vision goggles, located the two women at 1:09 a.m. on the river between Otterville and Pilot Grove.

Ground units tried unsuccessfully to get to the remote location through wooded areas and fields, so the helicopter crew landed in a nearby field and then evacuated the women to nearby officers, who returned them to their vehicles.

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