Crews search river banks for missing kayaker

Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 8:25 PM EST
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Rescue crews are searching the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia for a missing kayaker. An official with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said on Monday morning that the water is high, so searchers are doing what they can.

The kayaker was reported missing Sunday afternoon. A statement from Barbour County 911 said the person was swept under a rock in the river at Audra State Park and did not resurface.

Crews searched for hours on Sunday, but called off efforts citing darkness, water levels and the remote location. Officials have not released the person's identity.

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