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   A woman who disappeared while kayaking on the Mississippi Rive near Portage des Sioux Thursday night is safe.

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the woman had launched into the river near the My River Home marina in northern St. Charles County around 7 p.m..  She had been gone more than two hours when friends and family became concerned and called for help.

   Rescue boats were launched around 10 p.m.

   A Missouri Water Patrol team found the woman about 11 p.m.  She was shouting for help from an island after being dumped into the river when her kayak flipped.

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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.  

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