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Officials search river near protest for person

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A North Dakota sheriff says officials are searching for a missing person after a canoeing incident in the Cannonball River near a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Sunday afternoon that his office had activated its dive team and that the state Game and Fish Department is sending a boat.

Authorities didn't immediately release identifying details about the person.

The incident occurred near a Dakota Access protest camp where demonstrators have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline.

Kirchmeier says he believes one person involved in the canoeing incident was able to make it out of the water.

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