One man hospitalized as canoe capsizes in Mississippi River

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 7:43 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Police said two men were inside a canoe when it capsized in the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials said the men were canoeing near the Chain of Rocks Water Treatment Plant when the accident happened. They said both men were in the water for about 20 minutes.

Authorities said both men displayed signs of hypothermia. One was transported to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The second man refused treatment. 

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