Two Twin Cities men had to be rescued from the Sauk River in Spring Hill Township Friday evening. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department got a call from a man who said two men from their group capsized their canoe and were clinging to some branches.
The swollen Sauk River continues to cause headaches for area rescue crews. The St. Cloud Fire Department was called to the river today after two men freed-up a sunken rescue boat that eventually got stranded on a bridge abutment.
Authorities have released the names of three people killed in a crash yesterday. Police say 19 year-old driver Lam Vu Le was pronounced dead at the scene. 13 year-old Carrie Richter-Ngo and 5 year-old Ethan Thang Ngo were pronounces dead at the hospital.
So, last week we brought you the story of Todd Foster and Scott Miller, two canoeists who decided to paddle the over 120 mile-long Sauk River. Here's part two - when WJON's Abby Faulkner joined them for a day.
A pair of canoers will paddle the 110 mile long Sauk River, starting at Lake Osakis and ending in St. Cloud, where it empties into the Mississippi. The trip will take 8 days, and Scott Miller and Todd Foster will make evening stops in riverside towns to host meet and greets and other activities.