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Canoe Capsizes in Mississippi River near Chain of Rocks

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St. Louis (KMOX) It was rather warm today (Saturday)–but the Mississippi River was still quite cold. Two men found that out the hard way when their canoe capsized this afternoon near the Chain of Rocks Water Treatment Plant.

Both men had to swim to shore and were in the water about 20 minutes. They both showed signs of hyperthermia. One man was hospitalized in stable condition. The other man refused medical treatment.

According to the Post Dispatch–the St Louis Fire Department says it’s unclear what caused the canoe to capsize although there were large chunks of ice in the river.

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