Seattle FD search for missing canoeist

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SEATTLE —

The Seattle Fire Department spent Friday afternoon looking for a missing canoeist on the south side of State Route 520 by the Arboretum.

Officials said the canoeist is still missing.

The fire department received a call from a driver who spotted an overturned canoe.

When crews arrived, they searched the area but weren’t able to locate anyone.

According to the fire department, the U.S. Coast Guard chopper has helped with the search. A Seattle Police Department boat recovered the canoe.

After a 45-minute search, the Seattle Fire Department called off the water rescue, and there are no reports of the missing canoeist.