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Volunteer rescue workers save stranded kayakers on the Cloquet River

They got stuck in a swampy area of the northern Minnesota river.

A couple of kayakers were rescued after getting stranded on the Cloquet River on Sunday night. 

The water emergency happened when a 54-year-old woman from Proctor, Minnesota, and a 45-year-old woman from New Independence, Minnesota, got their kayaks stuck in a swampy area of the river. 

Members of the St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad reached them with a small boat and brought them to shore, where they were checked by medics who treated them for minor hypothermia. 

The general area they got stuck was between the Independence rest area and the Hwy. 8 bridge. Strong storms in the area didn't allow responders to recover their kayaks. 

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