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Search continues for missing kayaker

The search for a kayaker that went missing over the weekend continues, according to a news release from the Washington County Communications Center.

The unidentified kayaker was reported missing to Washington County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 6:50 p.m., Saturday, June 29. The individual had been kayaking at 2189 Highway 1, near Brighton.

Area first responders arrived on scene and began a search. The search was halted overnight, but resumed the following morning, Sunday, June 30.

As of 5:20 p.m., Sunday, June 30, there has been no update on whether the kayaker had been found.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources, Brighton Fire Department, Brighton First Responders, Washington County Rescue, Washington Fire Department, Washington County Rescue and Washington County Ambulance all responded.

The Journal will update the story as it unfolds.