(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Two kayakers had to be rescued from a central Iowa river over this weekend. The Boone County search and rescue squad plucked a husband and wife kayaking team out of the Des Moines River on Sunday afternoon.
The strong current had stranded the two against a log pile under the Kate Shelley Bridge near Boone. One of their boats got stuck in the logs while the other got sucked under the pile, dunking the person in the 50-degree water.
Both were wearing life jackets and one rescuer says those devices likely did save their lives. The man was treated for hypothermia, but neither was seriously hurt.