Family rescued from sandbar on Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) A family is safe after a scary ordeal overnight on the Missouri River in western North Dakota.

Firefighters in Bismarck had to rescue three people -- including one child -- from a sandbar on the river just after midnight Friday.

The family told police that they lost control of the boat as they were launching it into the water. Swift water rescue team members located the boat and got everyone to safety.