Divers searching for kayaker who flipped in Great Miami River in Hamilton

Divers searching for kayaker who flipped in Great Miami River in Hamilton
Officials are searching for a kayaker who flipped in the Great Miami River in downtown Hamilton, according to Butler County Communications. (Submitted)
Officials are searching for a kayaker who flipped in the Great Miami River in downtown Hamilton, according to Butler County Communications. (Submitted)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is leading a recovery effort for a kayaker lost in the Great Miami River.

Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit tweeted just before 5 p.m. that a search effort had transitioned, and divers would be entering the river.

According to Butler County dispatch, two people flipped their kayaks near the High/Main Street bridge Sunday in downtown Hamilton.

One of the kayakers was rescued by a jet-skier who noticed him struggling, a dispatcher said. The other is still unaccounted for.

Officials are still on the scene as of 9:30 p.m.

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