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Kayaker, missing overnight, found unharmed

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Rescuers used kayaks and a helicopter to find a 16-year-old kayaker, missing on the Kinnickinnic River for several hours overnight.

Searchers reached the boy shortly after 3 a.m. this morning after Minnesota State Patrol officers in a helicopter spotted a campfire along the river southwest of River Falls at 2:40 a.m. About half an hour later members of the River Falls Fire Department walked in and identified the boy as the missing teen.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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