Crews search for missing kayaker

The search picked back up Thursday morning for a missing kayaker on Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County.

18-year-old John Tyler Pickerell hadn't been seen since the kayak he and a friend were on capsized Wednesday near the Slate Branch boat dock.

The friend was able to swim to safety.

Crews had to call off the search early Thursday because of so much debris in the lake due to recent flooding. It resumed at 8 a.m.

Pickerell is a senior at Southwestern High School, where he played football.

Family members tell 27 NEWSFIRST he is set to take summer classes at Eastern Kentucky University.


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