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Empty Kayak Found on Potomac; Police Seek Help in Locating Owner

For Immediate Release: Saturday, June 14, 2014

Search Managers with the Montgomery County Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the owner of a kayak found on the Potomac River south of Great Falls on Friday, June 13.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., witnesses in the area of the Observation Deck at Great Falls near the Virginia shore reported seeing a white male in a red kayak with a white paddle. It appeared that he may have needed asssitance. He was wearing a red or dark colored helmet and a tan floatation vest. Some time later, a kayaker down river located a red kayak and white paddle. The kayak was floating upside down near the Anglers Inn boat ramp. The kayak is a red Kendo Kayak. The paddle is aluminum and white with the letters PRP/IWL stenciled on one end.

Police are attempting to determine if the operator of this kayak is missing or simply lost the kayak on the river. Anyone who may have been in the area of the Observation Deck on the afternoon of Friday, June 13 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and saw a kayaker in the water is asked to contact police. If anyone recognizes this kayak or knows the whereabouts of the owner, they are asked to contact the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000

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Release ID: 14-184
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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