Search for missing boy on Elk River false alarm

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CLAY, WV — A search for a missing boy on a kayak on the Elk River was called off Sunday by authorities.

It happened in the town of Clay early afternoon.

The West Virginia Natural Resources Police told 13 News on the scene that it was a false alarm.

A search and rescue crew from Kanawha County was dispatched to the area, as well as State Troopers who ended up finding an empty kayak upstream.

They believe someone saw something that wasn’t there.

A reminder to stay safe and vigilant on the waterways.

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