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Stranded on an island…..sort of

Posted by wlpo on July 31, 2011

Authorities say two people have been rescued from a small Mississippi River island after their boat sank. The Quad-City Times in Davenport reports that fire officials from Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island in Illinois responded to the incident on the Mississippi River on Saturday around 8:15 p.m. Davenport Fire Department District Chief Neil Gainey says the two people were found on a small island near Andalusia in Illinois. Their boat was halfway submerged in the water. It was unclear what caused the boat to sink. Gainey says an investigation is under way.

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