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Update: Lost kayaker found safe

April 10. 2013 9:34PM

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WILKES-BARRE —A kayaker who was reported missing by his family Wednesday night has been found safe at home.

Carlos Torres, 65, had gone kayaking in the Susquehanna River Wednesday morning. He was reported missing by his family around 7:10 p.m. after they could not locate him at the meeting spot they had designated.

Rescue crews from Hanover Township and Wilkes-Barre were dispatched to search the Susquehanna river and found the empty kayak near the old Carey Avenue bridge in Plymouth, said Wilkes-Barre Police Lt. Marcella Lendacky. The search was called off at authorities determined the kayak had been pulled to shore and saw footprints leading away from it.

Lendacky said Torres was located at his home around 9:30 p.m. He had apparently walked there from Plymouth.

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