Local emergency services rescued two people on the south side of the Missouri River near Vermillion Sunday when their canoe capsized.
The male and female were reported to be in the river for nearly three hours after they entered the water at 3:30 p.m., said Shannon Draper, chief of the Vermillion Fire Department.
The individuals made it to shore by 7 p.m. and were escorted to a nearby ambulance because of a risk of potential mild hypothermia. Draper said he did not know if they were going to be taken to the hospital.
The two were reported to be near the Heine Hybrid Seed Corn farm, and were clinging to a branch sticking out of the river when emergency services arrived.
Their dog was also recovered alive from the river.
Draper did not know if the two had been wearing life jackets, but he said they were not dressed to be in the water.
The Vermillion Fire and EMS, Vermillion Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, according to Draper.
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