As day two of the search draws to a close, police still haven’t located a man who apparently went missing while kayaking on the icy cold Wallkill River.
Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m., Ulster County 911 received a call for an overturned kayak in the Wallkill River in Rifton, in the town of Esopus near Rt. 213. State police have identified a male subject who is currently missing and believed to be the missing kayaker. The name has not been released.
The search lasted until 8 p.m. yesterday evening. Efforts are still underway to locate the missing kayaker.
The following agencies are assisting in the search:
- State Police Highland
- State Police URT Troops F and K
- Ulster County Sheriff’s Department with Dive Team
- Rosendale Town Police Department
- Rifton Fire Department
- Ulster Hose Company #5
- Tillson Fire Department
- New Paltz Fire Department
- Esopus Fire Department
- Espous Ambulance
- Mobile Life Support Services
- Ulster County Department of Emergency Management