A female juvenile is fine after she jumped into the Missouri River at La Benite Park in Sugar Creek.

A female juvenile is fine after she jumped into the Missouri River at La Benite Park in Sugar Creek.


A fire department official with Sugar Creek said staff from Shelterwood Boarding Schools in Independence were en route on a transfer when they pulled into the park at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park borders Missouri 291 north of Independence.


While there, the girl reportedly escaped and jumped into the river. Staff followed and retrieved her.


The spokesperson said ambulances were sent as a precaution and injuries weren’t life threatening.