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Multiple people rescued from stranded boat near Fort Madison

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LEE COUNTY, Ia. (WGEM) -

A stranded boat was rescued near Fort Madison early Friday morning, according to Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber.

Keokuk Emergency Corp. volunteer Jerry Jones said five people were rescued in a boat just north of the Ft. Madison bridge.  

Weber said a boater called for help just after 2 a.m. and reported his boat had stopped working.

Iowa DNR crews successfully rescued the boat about an hour later, Weber said. The Lee County Sheriff's Office assisted with a land search.

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