Following a flood of water rescues, firefighters save two more people from Missouri River

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City firefighters say that flash flooding from overnight storms forced them to perform about 40 water rescues on Thursday, and if those weren't enough, rescuers were called in to two save two men stranded in the Missouri River after 8 p.m.

Firefighters say a fishing boat got caught on the cables of a barge and started to sink. The men only had one life jacket between them and called 911. Firefighters were able to rescue them in time before the boat sank.

FOX 4's Dave D'Marko talked to the fire department about the rescues that began almost 24 hours ago and continued right up to sunset Thursday.

"Everyone seems to forget the last few weeks of heat too, so we're all a little tattered, but we are plugging along," KCFD Battalion Chief Larry Young said.

Unlike the many others, this rescue was not flood related and firefighters are hoping for a quieter night.