PIKE COUNTY – Crews in Pike County say a rescue mission for a kayaker has now turned into a recovery mission.
Sean “Chauncey” Martin of Beach Lake went missing Friday afternoon after his kayak overturned on the Lackawaxen River at Kimbles Falls. Martin was kayaking with a friend along a route he had traveled many times.
All weekend, volunteers and crews from Pennsylvania and New York searched for any signs of Martin.
“We had probably about six or seven boats on the water, probably about 70 to 80 people along the shore and in the woods, searching for the gentleman,” said Lt. Vito Manzione, Forest Fire Department.
People who live close to the river say conditions were treacherous.