Missing kayaker’s boat found in river near Whistler, B.C.

The kayaker overturned close to MacLaurin's Crossing Suspension Bridge, shown here on Google Maps. Google Maps

The search for a missing kayaker continues Tuesday in the Cheakamus River near Whistler, B.C.

Whistler RCMP received a call that a kayaker who’d been out with friends had overturned in the river around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, close to MacLaurin’s Crossing Suspension Bridge.

A search ensued with a helicopter, search and rescue crews, RCMP and fellow kayakers.

On Monday morning, his kayak was found trapped in a log jam several kilometres downstream from where he had been reported missing.

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The man has still not been found.

With rain in the forecast and the current spring run-off, police said the river is expected to be running high and fast for some time.


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