Two people escaped injury Thursday night after emergency crews with the Kansas City Fire Department helped rescue them from a boat stranded in the Missouri River.
The water rescue began about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Fire Chief Paul Berardi.
First responders spotted the pair on a boat in the water when they arrived on scene, Berardi said.
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The water rescue included mutual aid from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, and a Kansas City police helicopter unit was also deployed.
A communications specialist with the Kansas City Fire Department was in constant contact with the stranded boaters during the rescue, Berardi said.
Both victims were safely aboard a Fire Department boat by 8:25 p.m.
Emergency personnel worked to secure the boat and return it to shore but had to abandon it in the water, Berardi said.