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Berrien County Public Safety Commination Center received a 911 call at 7:44 pm on 2/27/18 regarding a missing kayaker in the Paw Paw River.  Emergency responders were directed to the Paw Paw River in Watervliet Township.

Three individuals were kayaking on the Paw Paw River near 4265 R. Smith Street in Watervliet when two of the kayaks struck a log in the river.  One individual swam to shore and the second individual is currently missing.  The missing individual is a 35 year old male from Niles.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is currently on scene conducting a search.  An incident command center has been opened near the scene.

More information will be provided once it becomes available.