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Trio rescued after canoe capsizes

Published: 10:28 AM, 05/28/2013 Last updated: 10:29 AM, 05/28/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Three people were rescued from the Pigeon River on Saturday, May 25 after their canoe apparently capsized, the Newport Police Department reported.

At 2:14 p.m., officers with the NPD were dispatched to the area of the Pigeon River between the North Street bridge and the East Broadway bridge on a report of a capsized canoe, Patrolman Joshua Veridal stated.

A brief search resulted in the finding of three people in the river behind Riverview Baptist Church at 644 River Road.

Justin McNealy, 36, and his 10-year-old daughter Skylar McNealy, were located on a large boulder in the river awaiting help, while Russell Parker was upstream standing in the current waiting for assistance.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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