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Kayaker Missing

A kayaker is missing in the area of Lava Island Falls. Friday, Bend Fire and Rescue and Deschutes County Search and Rescue (SAR) responded to a call with one deputy and eleven volunteers. The kayaker was last seen by his party near Lava Island just upstream from Meadow Camp in Class 4/5 whitewater. Search activities included shore searches, drones and water rescue teams. SAR teams continuously searched the area Friday through Sunday. Searchers later found the kayaker’s belongings including his kayak and paddle. At this time, the kayaker’s body has still not been located and he is presumed drowned.

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