Teenage kayaker missing in WA’s south west found safe

An inexperienced teenage kayaker missing near Augusta on Wednesday has been found.

A search began for a missing 19-year-old Rowan James Lefevre who failed to return after kayaking near Augusta on Wednesday.

Police said there were concerns for his welfare, after he was last seen in the Schroeder area at around 1:30pm.

Mr Lefevre, an inexperienced kayaker, was paddling solo on the Blackwood River from the area of Possy Road heading towards Alexander Bridge.

Police and SES volunteers continued the search on Thursday and managed to catch up with him just before midday.

Concerns were raised after a kayak believed to belong to Mr Lefevre was found on the river bank with the paddle inside about 6.5km downstream from his starting position.

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