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Published November 12, 2009, 07:25 AM

Canoeists force to change plans after leaving ND

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two University of Winnipeg students canoeing their way to New Orleans have been forced to change their plans.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two University of Winnipeg students canoeing their way to New Orleans have been forced to change their plans.

Nick Turnbull and Murray Jowett stopped in Fargo in early October as they traveled down the Red River from Winnipeg before continuing on to the Mississippi River. Then they ran into trouble.

Jim Turnbull, Nick's father, told Fargo's KFGO radio that the pair had to be rescued from an island in Muscatine, Iowa, when their canoe was swamped by high winds and waves. He said they lost most of their gear but managed to save their guitar and violin.

Jim Turnbull says the two are continuing their trip on foot and by bus.

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