Kayaker missing in Kittitas County river
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- The Kittitas County sheriff's swift-water rescue team is searching the Cooper River for a kayaker who capsized Monday 15 miles northwest of Roslyn.
Authorities say two men were in the inflatable kayak that capsized shortly after they entered the water.
One man was wearing a life jacket and made it to shore.
Searchers are looking for a 47-year-old Renton man, Lyvben Gankova. He was not wearing a life jacket.
KIRO-TV reports the sheriff's office says the river is running fast and cold because of the mountain snow melt.
Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html