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Girl missing after canoe capsizes in Kettle River

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011, 10:21 P.M.

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a girl who went missing Wednesday afternoon after a boat she was in capsized in the Kettle River in northern Stevens County.

Laura Jean Rose Enquist, 14, was in an orange, 15-foot canoe with her brother, Joseph, when the boat capsized and carried the siblings downsteam, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Joseph made it to shore but lost sight of his sister. Authorities believe he was wearing a lifejacket but she was not.

Laura Jean Rose Enquist was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white sleeveless shirt and black tennis shoes. She is 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with blue eyes and brown, braided hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 572-0947 or (509) 684-5296.

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