Jefferson City Fire Department rescues 2 from Missouri River

Cole, Callaway and Jefferson City emergency services pulled two people from the Missouri River on Wednesday March, 16, 2022. (Ethan Weston/News Tribune photo)
Cole, Callaway and Jefferson City emergency services pulled two people from the Missouri River on Wednesday March, 16, 2022. (Ethan Weston/News Tribune photo)

The Jefferson City Fire Department rescued two people from the Missouri River Wednesday afternoon after a kayak capsized. Both were seen by Cole and Callaway County Emergency Medical Services personnel for non-life-threatening injuries.

The rescue took place near the Noren access. Four fire trucks and seven fire department personnel responded to the incident, with four people manning a rescue boat.

The Jefferson City Police Department, Callaway and Cole County EMS, and the Missouri Highway Patrol also assisted with the rescue.

JCFD reminded people in a news release about the incident to "never enter the water alone and always wear an approved personal flotation device."

  photo  Cole, Callaway and Jefferson City emergency services pulled two people from the Missouri River on Wednesday March, 16, 2022. (Ethan Weston/News Tribune photo)