One person taken to hospital after being rescued from Missouri River near I-29 and Front Street


One person was rescued from the Missouri River Friday, July 30, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo Courtesy: Kansas City Fire Department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was rescued from the Missouri River Friday afternoon after a near drowning incident.

Emergency crews responded after a person was spotted in the river near Interstate 29 and Front Street just after 2 p.m.

The Kansas City Fire Department reports rescue crews quickly located the victim who was conscious and alert in the water.

Crews were able to get the victim aboard a rescue boat. The victim was treated at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital.

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