ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – First responders launched several boats into the Missouri River late Sunday evening for a water rescue.

According to a spokesperson with the Monarch Fire Protection District, two people canoeing near the Howell Island Conservation Area when their boat capsized. One person made it to shore. Meanwhile, rescuers are searching for the second individual.

A helicopter and drones were deployed to assist rescuers on boats. The darkness and debris in the water made the search difficult. Rescuers called off the search at about 10:30 p.m. The search has now shifted to a recovery operation. The Missouri State Police Water Patrol will take over that work Monday morning.

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