Search for missing kayaker Sunday on Nest Lake in west central Minnesota

12 May 2024

SPICER — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office at 10:37 a.m. on Sunday responded to the report of an overdue kayaker on Nest Lake in northern Kandiyohi County.

Deputies learned that on Saturday evening at approximately 11:30 p.m. a 39-year-old man from Overland Park, Kansas, had left alone in a kayak from his vacation rental on the south side of Nest Lake and has since failed to return.

An open water and shoreline search began shortly after deputies arrived and the missing kayak was located by deputies at 1:15 p.m. The search for the missing male is ongoing.

Assisting in the search are the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance, Spicer Fire Department, Spicer First Responders, Sunburg Fire Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Kandiyohi County Water Rescue and Recovery Team.


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