Search stopped for man missing in Mississippi River Saturday


(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

ST. LOUIS – A search was called off around 3 p.m. Saturday after looking for a man who went missing in the Mississippi.

The two people were in a kayak on the Mississippi River near Riverview Drive and Chain of Rocks around noon when the kayak overturned and they both fell into the river, according to the St. Louis Fire Department.

The man tried to swim to shore but was swept away, and the woman was found near the kayak.

There is no word on the condition of the woman.

Officials searched for the man from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to the Gateway Arch and along St. Louis Riverfront.

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