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Kayak image provided by New York State Park Police
Kayak image provided by New York State Park Police

Park Police seeks missing person, kayak


Tue, Apr 26th 2022 04:35 pm

On Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., New York State Park Police responded to the Golden Hill State Park boat launch for a report of a missing 54-year-old male who had went kayaking.

Park Police responded and coordinated a multiagency deployment of search resources. These efforts included an exhaustive search by Coast Guard air assets C-130, MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter, New York State Police helicopter, and Park Police drone. A water-based search of the shoreline using marine assets was conducted by Park Police, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, Olcott Fire, Niagara County Sheriff Office, and Orleans County Sheriff Office.

These initial search efforts were unsuccessful.

Park Police are asking residents on the Lake Ontario shoreline to be watchful for the missing person – and the kayak, an Old Town Sportsman 120, orange and black in color.

If located, contact the Park Police HQ 24-hour dispatch at 716-278-1777.

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