Deputies locate lost kayaker on San Jacinto River 6/27/22
Deputies with Constable Mark Herman's Office responded to Jesse Jones Park located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in reference to a missing kayaker on 6/27/22.
The reportee advised he kayaked with a friend at Mercer Park and got separated on the creek. He made it to Jesse Jones Park at the intended exit point and had not seen his friend for over 2 hours.
With the assistance of DPS air support, the lost kayaker was located approximately 1 mile past IH59 in the San Jacinto River. He was in good condition but was unfamiliar with the creek system and had gotten lost.
When kayaking, make sure you have a plan, stay with others in your party, and have plenty of water to drink!
Oh! I saw a kayaker on an orange kayak on the San Jacinto river by the 59 bridge on my way home yesterday, around 5pm. I thought it was so cool to see someone kayaking, wondered why he was by himself. Glad to know he's safe!!