- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A search was to resume Friday for an Air Force airman from Texas man missing on a kayaking trip at an Alaska lake.

Alaska State Troopers say Robert Brown was last seen Monday at Eklutna (ee-KLOOT-nah) Lake in Anchorage.

Brown was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

Public affairs spokesman Staff Sgt. John Wright says Brown’s rank was airman first class but that his hometown can’t be released.

Eklutna Lake supplies water for Anchorage. Troopers say Brown on Monday night had been kayaking near the municipal water supply intake.

Anchorage firefighters launched a search. Divers could not be deployed because of strong currents near the supply intake.

Troopers plan to search from the air Friday.


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