Emergency personnel searching for missing kayaker. 

July 31, 2020

Emergency personnel searching for missing kayaker. 

BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Emergency personnel have been searching for a missing kayaker since since Thursday evening. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the 64-year-old Commerce Township man’s kayak was found overturned in the Pere Marquette River about a mile south of Budzynski Road at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

Personnel from MCSO Dive Team, Branch Township Fire Department, and Custer Fire Department searched until 2 a.m. Friday and then began again early Friday morning. Cole said he has been in contact with Michigan State Police for use of its helicopter to assist with the search.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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