Woman in kayak rescued from waters near Elkhorn

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 13:55:17-04

A water search for missing kayaker in the Elkhorn River had a happy ending tonight.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, rescue personnel were called to the Riverside Lakes area for a report of a woman who had been lost in the waters after she went out kayaking on the Elkhorn River.

Almost an hour later, rescuers found the woman along Salt Creek, shaken but relieved to have been found. 

Kim Levine of Ashland Rescue said she and her husband were on an airboat on Salt Lake when they heard the call for a water rescue in the area. 

"The woman said she went down the river earlier today, and it was fine," Levine said. But area waters rose quickly today, she said.

"The Wahoo Creek came up 10 feet, I heard," Levine said. 

Rapid waters carried the woman down river faster than she was expecting, Levine said, causing her to become disoriented and in need of rescue.

Once found, the woman was not injured, Levin said. "She was nervous, very nervous."

The woman declined medical attention, rescue personnel said.