NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Late this afternoon at 4:35 p.m. New Haven fire and EMS crews responded for a water rescue on the Missouri River across from the riverfront in downtown New Haven.
According to an eye witness who call 911, two individuals were on the sandbar across from New Haven when their boat began floating away. One of the boaters jumped into the water attempting to go after the boat but was unsuccessful, leaving the individual stranded in the river.
Fortunately, the individual was in an area where he was able to stand, keeping him out of the main current, but was too far downstream from the sandbar and wisely waited for help to arrive. While the second individual was still on the sandbar.
Immediately after New Haven/Berger Fire was dispatched, they requested for Washington Fire’s water rescue crew to respond.
Washington Fire arrived at New Haven’s access at approximately 5 p.m.
Washington Fire Department’s water rescue safely rescued the first individual before traveling upstream to get the second individual. Both individuals were safely transported back to the boat ramp within approximately 10 minutes from the time Washington’s crews arrived on scene.
Both individuals were evaluated by New Haven EMS and appeared to be unharmed.
Washington’s crew then traveled down stream to retrieve their boat.
Washington Fire Department's water rescue team approaches and rescues individual from Missouri River.