Kayakers safe after being reported missing in The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Kayakers safe after being reported missing in The Parklands of Floyds Fork

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Two kayakers who were reported missing in The Parklands of Floyds Fork were found safe.

Reports came in that a kayaker was missing near Turkey Run Park around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to MetroSafe.

Search crews spent hours searching for the kayakers before learning they had gotten out of the water and been picked up by a family member.

“Obviously a little bit of a communication problem there,” Fern Creek Fire Department Asst. Chief Dewayne Hutchens said, “but that’s a good outcome. Best outcome we could have hoped for, for sure.”

Crews from the Fern Creek Fire Department, Louisville Metro Police Department, Jeffersontown Fire Department and Shepherdsville Police Depeartment were all part of the search.

Some first responders said it was frustrating the situation got a point where they were searching in dangerous conditions when the people they were looking for were no longer in danger. They called the situation a miscommunication.

Fern Creek Fire said it was a different family member who reported the kayakers missing than the person who picked them up.

The Parklands posted Monday and said some paddling accesses were closed due to high water including The Strand, Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park.

ALERT: Paddling accesses located in The Strand, Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park are temporarily closed due to high water. Accesses in Beckley Creek Park and Pope Lick Park are open. http://ow.ly/BMh450AkI9U

Posted by The Parklands of Floyds Fork on Monday, June 29, 2020

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