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UPDATED: Search called off for missing Kelowna kayaker

Zygmunt Janiewicz has been missing since May 17.
May 21, 2019 - 10:20 AM

KELOWNA - The search for a 71-year-old kayaker who went missing on Okanagan Lake in the Kelowna area, has been called off. 

Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing on May 17 after going for a paddle in Okanagan Lake off the 3000 block of Abbott Street in Kelowna. The search was called off yesterday, May 20.

West Kelowna police have now taken over the file. They say, in a news release, that Janiewicz was reportedly wearing a pair of black pants, a neon yellow jacket and a white hat. It is also believed that he had a pair of sunglasses and a cellular phone with him.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

A surf ski personal water craft and personal floatation device, believed to belong to Janiewicz, were found on the shore near Watt Road, but despite using aircraft, paddle boarders, boaters and crews along the shore, nothing else was found, according to an RCMP media release.

RCMP will continue their missing person investigation, and will remain in contact with and continue to provide support to Janiewicz's family.

 — This story was updated May 21, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. to include new information from RCMP. 

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