Cape Girardeau County team practices water rescues

RAW: Cape Girardeau Co. water rescue training
(Source: Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff's Department)

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - It's been a busy week for Cape Girardeau's water rescue team.

One man had to be rescued on Wednesday; and on Friday they were out practicing water rescues again.

Rescue members say they want to always be prepared in case they have to hit the water again in another rescue scenario. Members of the rescue team were in the waters of the diversion channel on Friday to put their skills to the test.

A man had to be rescued on Wednesday from the Mississippi River near the casino in Cape Girardeau after he jumped in and started behaving strangely. He was pulled out of the water by the rescue team and then was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

Another water rescue took place off County Road 264, near Delta. In that case, a driver and their vehicle were swept off the road but were pulled from the water unharmed.

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