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    Multiple water rescues made in Kansas City early Thursday

    Multiple water rescues made in Kansas City early Thursday

    The Kansas City Fire Department had to rescue multiple people from flash flooding on Thursday, July 4, 2024. (Courtesy: KSHB-TV)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNW) – The Kansas City Fire Department conducted 11 water rescues Thursday morning amid flash flooding from storms.

    Fast-rising water near a tributary of the Blue River flooded a homeless camp near MLK and Hardesty. Three people were swept into the water. KCFD rescue swimmers and the drone operator were able to locate and remove two of the three. The third victim was reported to have exited the water.

    The water that runs along the Blue River is about 6 to 7 feet deep. Kansas City Fire said that it reached 22 feet.

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