A search was still underway for a missing kayaker, who fell from his boat in the Lackawaxen River Friday afternoon, June 14. His identity was released on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission following notification of next of kin.
The missing kayaker is Shawn Martin, 29 years of age, from Beach Lake.
"The body has not been recovered," said Eric Levis, Press Secretary for the Commission.
He and another kayaker, a male whose name has not been released, were on the Lackawaxen near the Kimbles Bridge Friday afternoon when they became separated from their boats. The other kayaker was able to safely reach the shore.
At 3:11 p.m., a call was sent out for emergency rescue agencies to Kimbles Road and Township Road 487. Forest Volunteer Fire Department; Lackawaxen Fire Department; Greeley Fire Department sent boats, rescue vehicles or support; Central sent a bursh ttruck and ATV; Dingman Twp., Westfall Twp. and Ledgedale Fire Departments sent boats and Tafton Fire & Rescue sent support.
National Park Service also has been assisting in the search, both on water and by road patrols.
Attempts to reach officials from the Forest Volunteer Fire Department in Kimbles for comment have not been successful.