PORTLAND, Ore. – Rescue crews searched for a missing person in the Columbia River after a red kayak was found adrift near the Big Eddy Marina in Portland.
Rescuers said they were looking for a man in the water, but the river’s current was too dangerous for divers.
Crews tried to use an underwater camera, but the choppy conditions hampered visibility.
Water rescue attempt for a man who may have drowned is wrapping up. Kayak found along shore. Current on the Columbia too strong for divers. pic.twitter.com/wrieDULN2a— Christine Pitawanich (@CPitawanichKGW) February 1, 2017
#USCG searching for missing kayaker in the vicinity of Chinook Landing and Big Eddy Marina in Portland. Red kayak found unmanned and adrift.— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) February 1, 2017