Video catches glimpse of missing 16-year-old kayaker on Ohio River
A missing teenager was caught on camera as his kayak drifted down the Ohio River.
in the vast water of the Ohio River, 16 year old Jacob Stover traveled from Cox Park downstream, and nearly 4.5 miles later, our weather cameras spotted a small blip on the water. This time lives. Video is misleading. Nathan, Gin and experienced kayaker says. The current is stronger than it looks. There's just so many things going against that guy in that condition and be alone and then being that most dangerous spot. Investigators don't know when or how. Stover in the kayak separated, zooming into the video, you can see the kayak moving in a circle, raising questions as to whether something was preventing him from steering the kayak correctly. Search and rescue teams found the kayak Sunday. Still no sign of the teen cold weather. Kayaking is one of most dangerous. You can dio and then also springtime kayaking with water still called people fall in, and they don't realize how terrible experience is gonna be for their bodies. And it's oftentimes not survivable. Here's where you can see Stover going under the bridge, Gin says. There are signs restricting boats kayaks on the bridge, but it's shortly thereafter. The 16 year old moves out of sight of our cameras. If you look across the horizon and you see a line in the water, there's something there. It's a drop it za low head damn or circulating damn. Investigators say Stover had on a black winter coat pants, a beanie and black boots. But while looking at this video again, says kayakers need to remember toe, have an arsenal of safety equipment and never paddle alone. They need to really be wearing a dry suit and have a life jacket on over that, and they need to have insulation underneath the dry suit to be prepared to stay warm. That event, then you have the right gear.