Search for missing kayaker turns to recovery

January 31, 2011 8:22:10 PM PST
A search for a missing kayaker on Falls Lake has turned into a recovery effort.Authorities say 40-year old Greg Feeter has been missing since launching from the Barton’s Creek Boat Ramp off Six Forks Road on Sunday.

Several witnesses reported hearing someone screaming for help on the lake Sunday.

"Last night around 7 p.m., we received a call that they were hearing someone cry for help," Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.

Feeter's wife said when he did not return home, the Wake County Sheriff’s Department launched an intense search with boats, helicopters and dogs.

Feeter’s empty kayak, a backpack and several other things have been found, but Feeter has not.

Firefighters from several departments were out searching all day Monday.

The sheriff said the cold weather and water temperature posed challenges for searchers and so does the area itself.

"The area that we're looking in has a lot of stumps, debris on the bottom is anywhere from 10 feet deeper, so that does create a lot of problems," Harrison said.

The sheriff says a cadaver dog from Johnston County is being called in to assist in the effort. They are also expecting a sonar from Craven County to help them see the bottom of the lake.

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