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Kayakers rescued along Mississippi River

The 2 people from Olmsted County were rescued near Kellogg.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 11:01 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 11:02 PM

KELLOGG, Minn.- Two people from Olmsted County are safe after a kayaking trip gone wrong. Authorities say a father and his adult daughter got lost last night near the Half-moon landing area of the Mississippi River in Kellogg.
Authorities tell us they started looking for the kayakers after the man's other daughter reported that they hadn't come home from their trip.
The two were not injured.
We found out just how easy it can be to get lost in that area.
We spoke to boaters and those fishing, who tell KIMT it can be a very dangerous place.

Joshua Wilkemeyer has lived near the river for most of his life.
He says it's not uncommon to hear about people getting lost or drown in the river.
It may look fun to take a sail down but these currents can shift.
Wilkemeyer warns that people need to take extra precaution on this river.

“This water looks very inviting but there's things in this water that can take you under,” said Wilkemeyer.

Deputies with the Wabasha County Sheriffs department they tell KIMT that incidents of kayakers or boaters getting lost are rare. They also say deputies are on call but don't patrol the river at night.

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