A kayaker is safe this morning following a dramatic rescue from the Missouri River Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters report that around 4:30 p.m. witnesses saw the man's kayak flip, throwing him into the water. His kayak broke apart and sank.
It happened between Howell Island and the St. Louis County riverbank west of Chesterfield Valley and Spirit of St. Louis Airport.
Fire officials say the man stayed afloat by clinging to a log until rescuers reached him. He was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia.