Norwich crews renew search for missing kayaker Tuesday

Norwich crews renew search for missing kayaker Tuesday

NORWICH Emergency crews in Norwich went back into the Shetucket River Tuesday to look for a 17-year-old kayaker, who was reported missing late Sunday night after his boat reportedly capsized.

On the second full day of searching, police said they will look in the area of 13th St. and Central Ave., near North Main St.

The the missing teen is identified as Karl Nickens Joseph, a junior at Norwich Free Academy. His godmother tells Fox CT he does not know how to swim, and according to Joseph s friends who were with him, he was not wearing a life jacket.

Police said his kayak was about 30 feet off shore when it flipped over.

Two bystanders tried to pull him out of the water but were unsuccessful.

CT State Police and Norwich Police dive teams are looking up and down the Shetucket River as Joseph s family holds out hope.

A family member said that police found Joseph s cell phone out of the river.

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