Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park. Credit: National Park Service

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park rangers are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing kayaker on Jackson Lake. The 43-year-old from St Paul, MN, was last seen around 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, while kayaking with a friend.

According to a Facebook post from the National Park, the missing individual and his friend departed Colter Bay around the middle of the day, intending to make their way to Waterfalls Canyon on the lake’s west shore. After losing sight of the missing individual around 2 p.m., his friend was forced into Leeks Marina due to high winds, where he promptly reported the situation.

A search by boat and the Teton County Search and Rescue helicopter discovered the missing person’s folding kayak, paddle, and dry bag around 8 p.m. on Sunday, floating off of Moose Island. Search by water, air, and ground focused on Moose Island continued this morning.

The missing person was last seen wearing a red ball cap with the NASA Kennedy Space Center logo, a blue t-shirt, and black shorts. He was not wearing a personal floatation device (PFD).” – Grand Teton National Park

Those who may have seen either the missing individual or any of his personal belongings are asked to contact the Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at (307) 739-3301.

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