First responders search for missing kayaker on Lake Blackshear

First responders search for missing kayaker on Lake Blackshear
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Crisp County Fire Department responded along with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office)
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Crisp County Fire Department responded along with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office)

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Several law enforcement agencies began a search Saturday afternoon for a missing kayaker on Lake Blackshear.

According to Haley Little, a spokesperson for the Crisp County Sheriff's Office, a man, 38, was on a kayak in the area of Loren Williams Park, when the kayak flipped.

Bystanders said he was in distress.

Little said that the bystanders saw the kayak overturn and tried to help, but were unsuccessful.

The call came into 911 dispatch just before 4 p.m. Saturday.

A dive team with Sumter County Fire and Rescue deployed Saturday night.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Crisp County Fire Department responded along with the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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