The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriff’s Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.