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Lost canoeist rescued last night in Meeker County


LITCHFIELD – A canoeist was rescued last night in Meeker County after his canoe tipped over and he walked through thick woods and a cornfield.

Robert Tiwari, 45, of New Prague, was not injured in the ordeal.

Tiwari told authorities that he had rented a canoe from The Riverside Store in Forest City at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and planned to canoe on the North Crow River for a few hours, camp overnight and then return the following day.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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