Kayaker missing in Kittitas County river



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