Police, water rescuers call off search for woman swept into river

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Authorities terminated their search Thursday afternoon for the woman who disappeared into the Blue River Wednesday.

Rescuers searched the river near 87th and 71 Highway Wednesday night for about two hours, but did not see any signs of her. They returned to the area Thursday morning and stayed through the afternoon. Three boats moved in a pattern upstream in the water, looking for signs of her, while others with the team looked from the bank.

Kari Thompson, Kansas City Police Dept. spokesperson said the 35 to 45-year-old woman was homeless and was camping in the area with her boyfriend. When flood waters began to rise, the victim was swept away in the current. Her boyfriend told authorities he tried to rescue her but couldn't.

FOX 4 will continue to follow this story and any new developments.

Below are some of the pictures we've received from viewers which show the power of the water following Wednesday's storm.

 

Courtesy: Abdulaziz Alzamil
Courtesy: Abdulaziz Alzamil
Courtesy: Abdulaziz Alzamil
Courtesy: Abdulaziz Alzamil

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