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Eight Hunters Rescued from Boats on Freezing Missouri River

LINCOLN – Eight hunters and a dog were rescued by helicopter from two boats stranded in the rapidly freezing Missouri River just east of Santee on Thursday. There were no injuries. A Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) helicopter from its Aviation Support Division in Lincoln pulled the hunters from the boats two at a time by mid-afternoon. There were four hunters in each boat. The boats had been blocked by ice in the river, and attempts by Nebraska Game and Parks …

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