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Driver Rescued From River Near West Alton

WEST ALTON, MO (KTVI) – There was a daring river rescue in West Alton near the Clark Bridge Friday night.  Police say a woman drove her car into the Mississippi River in the Lincoln Shields Recreation Area. Around 9:30pm, a corporal with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department in the area saw a car heading straight for the frigid water. He went in after it and rescued the driver.

Both the woman and corporal are okay.  Police say the woman may have been suicidal.  She went to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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