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Couple Rescued after Canoe Hits Rock, Partially Sinks on St. Louis River

Updated: 05/22/2014 10:57 AM
Created: 05/22/2014 10:55 AM WDIO.com

Two canoeists ended up in the hospital after their canoe hit a rock and partially submerged on the St. Louis River.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of two missing canoeists around 9 p.m. Wednesday. They said someone from their party reported them overdue after paddling from a lake in an area about 12 miles east of Hoyt Lakes in Bassett Township.

According to authorities, the canoeists were a couple from Zim, and had become stranded in the middle of the river after their canoe struck a rock and partially sank.

The couple was rescued by members from the Hoyt Lakes Fire Department and ambulance with help from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad. Authorities said they were taken to Essentia Health Northern Pines in Aurora where they were treated for exposure and released.

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