Search for missing kayaker suspended along Flatrock River

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Crews suspended their search search Monday of the Flatrock River in Shelby County. They were looking for a  missing kayaker.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department was told that four rabbit hunters in a wooded area near the Flatrock River saw a man matching the description of the missing kayaker, but DNR officials said that man has not been identified.

The hunters said the man was wearing a Colts jersey, blue jeans, a dark knit hat and was carrying a brown jacket and was soaking wet.

The man is described as mid-40s, average build and about 6’0″ tall. The man had told the hunters he had gone into the river looking for his dog.

Since the man’s sighting was reported, and crews expended all efforts to find him without success, the search was called off Monday afternoon. There have been no reports of a missing person since the initial 911 call.

Investigators are still trying to identify the individual. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Department at 398-6661.


GENEVA, Ind. (January 4, 2014) — DNR crews, as well as the Shelby County Sheriff’s office and Indiana State Police dive teams are on the scene of a kayaker they say has gone missing in Flatrock River.

Very little information is known at the time, but DNR spokesperson Angela Goldman has confirmed that several crews are in the water actively searching.

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