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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:59 am | Updated: 8:51 am, Mon Jul 1, 2013.

Authorities have not identified nor updated the condition of the man pulled from the Bourbeuse River Tuesday.

Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit detectives Cpl. Scott Briggs and Kody Lucas were first on the scene Tuesday, to pull a man from the river, according to task force Commander Detective Sgt. Jason Grellner.

The detectives were in the area on a narcotics investigation and heard the emergency dispatch for a swift river rescue at 1:40 p.m. near the Highway O boat ramp.

Briggs and Lucas located the victim in the river and both jumped in and pulled him to shore. They then assisted a paramedic to reach the scene in a task force vehicle and helped place the victim on a backboard, Grellner said.

According to a Boles Fire District report, when firefighters arrived on the scene, the man was downstream three-quarters of a mile from the ramp.

The man was not breathing when he was pulled from the river. Emergency crews resuscitated him and he was transported by boat to a waiting ambulance at the Highway O boat ramp.

He was then taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by Meramec Ambulance.

The Pacific Fire District, Air Evac, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Franklin County Sheriff’s office also responded to assist with the rescue.

The patient was in serious condition Wednesday. according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Earlier Story:

A man was pulled from the Bourbuese River Tuesday afternoon after several agencies aided in a water rescue.

According to the Boles Fire District report, a fire crew was dispatched for a swift river rescue at 1:40 p.m. near the Highway O boat ramp.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the man was downstream three-quarters of a mile from the ramp.

The Pacific Fire District, Meramec Ambulance District, Air Evac, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Franklin County Sheriff's office also responded to assist with the rescue.

The man was located near the bank of the river, put into a boat and transported to the Highway O and Bourbuese River access, authorities said.

He was then taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by Meramec Ambulance. 

The patient was listed in serious condition Tuesday night. His condition has not yet been updated. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has not released information on why the man was in the river.

His name has not been released.

Check back for updates.

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