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Teen rescued from Red River after kayak flips

April 16, 2019

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A teen who ventured out on the swollen Red River in a kayak has been rescued after the boat capsized in Grand Forks.

Police say members of a water rescue team found the 19-year-old Grand Forks man on a tree limb in the river just before midnight Monday. He told authorities he launched his kayak to get a look at the river, but it hit a cement structure causing it to capsize.

KFGO reports he was wearing a life jacket and managed to swim to the tree limb where he yelled for help. The teen was taken to Altru Hospital to be evaluated. Grand Forks police are urging people to stay away from the fast-flowing river for now.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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