Missouri Department of Conservation releases number of water rescues this week

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Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation has released a new number of water rescues that happened in a single day this week.

The department says on Facebook that agents responded to flooding in Newton, McDonald, and Lawrence counties to help out with 31 water rescues on Sunday, June 23.

That includes work with multiple local agencies to rescue people stranded in vehicles, homes, and low-lying areas.

Conservation Agent Daniel Shores says MDC is always willing to help out if someone is in need.

“We serve the citizens of Missouri. If there’s somebody in need, we’re going to respond and we’re going to take care of it,” he said. “It doesn’t matter that we wear green and green and we got a fish and a raccoon on our sleeve. When somebody needs help, we’re going to go.”

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