Vermont police help search for missing kayaker from Quebec

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 4:24 PM EDT
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Vermont State Police are helping to search Lake Champlain for a missing kayaker from Quebec.

Police say Laurent Messier, 79, of St-Armand, Quebec, was reported missing by his wife around 8 p.m. Monday.

He had left his lakefront home around 2:30 p.m. that day and planned to kayak to Venise-en-Quebec.

His empty kayak was spotted by crews in a helicopter around 1 a.m. Tuesday in Gander Bay in Vermont near the mouth of the Missisquoi River.

He's described as a white man, about 6 feet tall, 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police say he was last seen wearing a yellow life jacket and blue swimsuit.

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