Missing Bollinger Co., Mo. kayakers found safe

Bollinger Co. kayakers found safe

BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The search for four missing kayakers in Bollinger County, Missouri has a good outcome.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) reported the four young boaters walked out of a wooded areas on a county road near the Castor River Conservation Area just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

The minors were found safe and their parents are en route to be reunited with their children.

The search began for the young boaters when they never reached their destination after putting their kayaks into the Castor River around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

The kyakers were not traveling with any cell phones.

Search and rescue crews searched for the minors near the intersection of Highway Y and Highway 34, just north of the Castor River Campground.

According to Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Travis Hollis, boats belonging to the kayakers were found along the water and crews also found footprints leading into a wooded area.

Chief Hollis said members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team and the Drone Team assisted in looking for the missing kayakers.

MSHP also used an aircraft to search the area.

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