Eight People Rescued From Elkhorn River in Storm

Eight people had to be rescued after going out on the Elkhorn river Sunday, despite the storm.

Investigators said an outfitter sent a group of 24 people down the river in tubs. Concerned about the storm, eight people left the river and had to abandon their tubs and walk through bean fields to the nearest road.

No one was hurt, but rescue crews said they were frustrated that people were on the river when they knew a storm was coming.

"I guess I would be asking that people start using some common sense, especially when they've been predicting the storm for the last three days," said Jim Cooke with the Waterloo Fire Department.

Cooke said most of the group left the river on private property so there will likely not be any citations.


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