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Canoeist rescued in central Iowa


Rescue teams saved a man who had flipped out of his canoe and was floating down the Des Moines River. 

A passersby noticed the man near Prospect Park around 4:00 p.m. Thursday and called 911. 

Officials say the man, who is in his 50s, had been canoeing alone and was not wearing a life jacket.  He'd been in the water 20-25 minutes by the time rescuers reached him near Birdland Park. 

His name and condition has not been released.

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