Kayaker missing on North Fork of Payette

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Valley County officials say a 19-year-old man is missing after a kayaking accident on the North Fork of the Payette River in central Idaho.
The sheriff's office says the kayaker disappeared in an area of rapids classified as very difficult to extremely difficult. He wearing a helmet and vest and was considered an expert.
The call came in to the sheriff's office shortly before noon Tuesday.
The man's kayak and paddle were recovered by 6 p.m., but searchers were not able to locate the man. His name and hometown have not been released.


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