Search crews look for missing kayaker in Springfield

Missing Kayaker search in Springfield (WICS)

Search crews are on scene at Riverside Park near the Sangamon River in Springfield looking for a missing kayaker.

According to the Police Chief, they got a call Saturday night about a missing person and went out searching.

After no luck, crews continue to search Sunday morning.

Officials have found his kayak but is still looking for the man.

The name of the missing person has not been released.

We’ll keep you updated as this story developed.

State police airplanes are also part of the rescue effort.

"We have boats on the river,” Chief of the Springfield Park District Police Department Limey Nargelenas said, “we also have dogs out there looking too. We're doing everything we possibly can to hopefully rescue this individual if there some place on one of the riverbanks."

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