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Prince George first responders searching for missing kayaker near Bear Lake

Kayak was found turned over
Search and rescue crews. (via Facebook/Prince George Search and Rescue)

A search has been underway for a man who went missing north of Prince George this past weekend while kayaking.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 22), RCMP received a report of a missing kayaker on Davie Lake, roughly seven kilometres outside of Bear Lake.

Multiple officers and the Bear Lake Fire Department attended the lake, and police say witnesses advised that an adult male went missing after the kayak he was on turned over. 

Prince George Search and Rescue crews were deployed after Emergency Management BC was contacted, but the surface area of the lake was searched without success. 

An RCMP helicopter also conducted a search of the lake and shoreline without success.

The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team attended the lake on Sunday (Aug. 23) and members of that team are continuing their search today (Aug. 24).

More information is set to be provided when available.