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Missing kayaker rescued


September 12, 2019

An overdue kayaker was rescued after not showing up to a meeting spot with his traveling companion Saturday.

According to a release form the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were notified after the kayaker, later identified as Wayne Belcher, 57, Herderson, Nev., did not make his scheduled rendezvous with friend Dan Bjugstad Saturday evening. Belcher launched form Expedition Island at 8 a.m., Saturday morning and expected to meet Bjugstad at Firehole Campground at 2:30 p.m. After waiting for more than a few hours after that scheduled meeting, Bjugstad grew concerned...

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