Rescuers called to Missouri River to aid boater


April 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Rescue crews were called to the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, to help a boater who’d fallen overboard. WOWT-TV reports the man fell out of his craft just after 5 p.m. Saturday and was struggling in the water. Rescue crews searched the river and its banks but determined the man was able to get back into his boat before they arrived.  Crews were out on the same stretch of the river Thursday after a man threatened to jump from a pedestrian bridge. He climbed back over the railing.