60 Kayakers Rescued From Chicago River

CHICAGO (STMW) – More than 60 kayakers were rescued from the Chicago River Sunday afternoon after their kayaks flipped due to stormy weather conditions.

Emergency crews responded at 12:49 p.m. to the Chicago River and rescued 61 kayakers near Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street, Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said.

Two police Marine Patrol boats as well as Near North District officers on land assisted fire officials with the rescue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. Kayakers were also rescued from the 300 block of North Canal Street.

There were no injuries.

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