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Search to resume Monday morning after report of car in the Missouri River

The Kansas City Fire Department was conducting a water rescue Sunday night near the Heart of America bridge. Emergency crews responded to 1000 River Front Road. Fire Chief Paul Berardi said a search for a vehicle was underway.
The Kansas City Fire Department was conducting a water rescue Sunday night near the Heart of America bridge. Emergency crews responded to 1000 River Front Road. Fire Chief Paul Berardi said a search for a vehicle was underway. kmyers@kcstar.com

The Kansas City Fire Department conducted a water rescue Sunday night near the Heart of America bridge after witnesses reported a vehicle driving into the Missouri River around 9 p.m.

Fire Chief Paul Berardi said emergency crews found tire tracks leading into the water near 1000 River Front Road and began a “hasty” search to locate the vehicle.

Multiple rescue boats canvassed the water while emergency crews searched the riverbank.

After crews tagged a potential location of the vehicle, Berardi called the search off shortly after 10:30 p.m. He said the Fire Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol would resume the search Monday morning.

Katy Bergen: 816-234-4120, @katybergen

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