Flash flooding a primary threat as rain persists in KC metro Thursday night

Man rescued from Missouri River, I-635 lanes reopened


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Craig Duke with the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department said that a man was pulled from the Missouri River. It took emergency responders about 45 minutes to locate the man who had jumped in the river from I-635. Paramedics performed CPR on him and transported him to North Kansas City Hospital. The freeway has been completely reopened.

Commuters traveling on I-635 northbound from Kansas into Riverside, Mo. were slowed when emergency vehicles occupied a lane as first responders try to rescue the man. The incident began around 10:30 a.m.

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