Search for missing kayaker near Courtland

COURTLAND – Local law enforcement units were searching the Minnesota River Saturday evening near Courtland for a kayaker from Watertown, S.D. He was one of three men from Watertown who were kayaking on the river around 8 p.m. when their craft overturned. Two were able to make it to shore and called the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency responders from Nicollet County,?Blue Earth County and Brown County and the Courtland Fire Department searched the river by the shore and by boat until sundown, but were unable to find him. Search and recovery efforts will continue this morning.

The missing kayaker was believed to be not wearing a life preserver.

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