Emergency Rescue for 2 Turkey Hunters Stranded in Rising Flood Water

LICKING, Mo. (KMOX) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol had to use the agency’s helicopter to rescue two turkey hunters who became stranded by rising flood waters in Texas County.

The hunters called for help around 3 p.m. Thursday after they became trapped by flood waters near Boiling Springs, south of Licking, Missouri. Highway officials say one of the men was confined to a wheelchair.

Because of the remote location, first responders determined the best way to rescue the men was with the patrol’s helicopter.

The men were identified as Keith Duckworth, 54, and Wayne Arling, 53, both of St. Louis, Missouri.

The patrol says in a news release that Duckworth was taken to a St. Louis area hospital for evaluation and treatment for exposure.

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