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Officials search for reported missing kayaker on St. Joseph River

Marine Patrol pulling up to request underwater drone be used in the search for missing kayaker. // WSBT 22 photo

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a reported missing kayaker on the St. Joseph River.

This is near the Jasper Dairy Boat Launch.

Although authorities have not released the identity of the missing man, members of the Kalamazoo Paddle Club say the man is part of their organization and they identify him as 35-year-old Michael Scott from Kalamazoo.

Berrien County Sheriff's Office marine division and dive team are out on the water now.

Friends of the man are also searching.

Officials received a report of the missing kayaker on Saturday just after 6:45 p.m. They say deputies found the kayak, but the man is still missing.

If you have any information on this incident, contact Berrien County Central Dispatch Office at 269-983-7141.

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