Missing kayaker located near Hut Pool

Update: Police have confirmed that Mr Lefevre has been located safe and well approximately 600 metres from Hut Pool along the Blackwood River.

Mr Lefevre was found approximately 2.5 kilometres from where his kayak was located last night.

Earlier:

A kayak believed to belong to an inexperienced kayaker missing near Augusta in the South West has been located on the banks of the Blackwood River.

Police hold concerns for 19 year old Rowan James Lefevre, who was last seen at around 1.30 pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019 in the Schroeder area near Augusta.

Mr Lefevre had set off for a paddle in a kayak by himself on the Blackwood River from the area of Possy Road heading towards Alexander Bridge.

Police say the young man is 170 cm tall, slim build (52 kg) and short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing blue board shorts, a dark t-shirt, a faded black peak cap and thongs.

A kayak was located on the river bank with the paddle inside some 6.5 kms downstream from Rowan's starting point.

Anyone who has seen Rowan or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Police immediately on 131444.