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Boaters Trapped on Columbia River for Hours

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WALLULA, Wash-- It was a long night for two boaters trapped on the Columbia River.

A Columbia Basin Diver says two teenagers were stranded on the river near Boise Cascade in Wallula.

They say heavy winds and waves caused their paddles to break in their inflatable boat. The teenagers called for help on their cell phones.

It took about four hours before Benton County Sheriff Boats and Dive Rescue could find them around midnight. The two are doing okay.

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