State troopers locate individual who was believed to be missing and led to search along Mo. River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Water rescue crews have concluded their search of the Missouri River near Sugar Creek and the Missouri State Highway Patrol says they have made contact with the missing person Thursday.

Battalion Chief James Garrett says someone reported they thought they saw a body floating in the river at some point on Wednesday. That person waited until Thursday to report it to authorities.

As of 11:15 a.m., fire crews were searching the river with the help of the Sugar Creek police department, but as of noon, firefighters said they still have not found anything and were concluding their search.

A woman on the scene near Berkeley Riverfront Park told one of FOX 4's photographers that she went rafting with a friend last night. That woman says her friend's raft floated away into the darkness and that was the last time she saw her.


At 1:48 p.m., Sergeant Collin Stosberg with the Highway Patrol said no bodies were found, and troopers helped locate the subject that was reported missing.