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Missing Kayaker Found in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD-- A missing kayaker is found safe after a massive search leads to his discovery.

The kayaker, 48-year-old, Daryl Stanforth left on a kayaking trip over the weekend and never showed up at his intended location.

His friends reported him missing around 7 Sunday night, crews found him Monday morning and transported him to the hospital.

He was found around 3:00 Monday morning walking on State Route 68 in Springfield.

The Police Captain with Champaign County says Daryl Stanforth is an avid kayaker and was planning to kayak from Urbana to Springfield.

His friend was supposed to pick him up in Springfield. Stanforth told deputies that he was scheduled to reach Springfield around 9:00 Sunday night but his friend never showed up to pick him up. Stanforth's friend told deputies that he was there to pick up his friend but never saw Stanforth.

The captain says there was a clear problem with communication.

The victim's friend said his battery in his cell phone died, and after searching for his friend for nearly seven hours, he decided to call for help.

The fire department with Champaign County and Clark County all helped with the rescue efforts including Ohio watercraft. It was a massive search that took a lot of manpower.

Deputies are now happy this all ended well. They do say there is a lesson to be learned from this. Whenever a person experiences any trouble on the water they should always flag someone down and call for help.

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SPRINGFIELD-- Crews find a missing boater from Yellow Springs after a lengthy search.

Police say Daryl Stanforth was supposed to kayak down Mad River from Urbana to Springfield, but when his friend said he never showed up at his intended end location. He went searching for him and eventually called for help.
   
Multiple crews were out overnight searching for Stanforth and eventually found him just after 3:00 Monday morning along State Route 68 in Springfield.
   
He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center with reports of chest pain.

 
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