Specialist Joshua J. Morrison’s final identified location was on the Gasconade River in Waynesville, the bottom mentioned in an announcement. He was close to Ruby’s Touchdown, a riverside resort and campground that gives canoeing, kayaking and rafting excursions.
Navy and civilian rescuers searched the realm however didn’t instantly find the lacking soldier.
“Fort Leonard Wooden first responders together with Particular Brokers from the U.S. Military Prison Investigation Command are working carefully with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Division and the Waynesville Hearth Division with search and rescue operations alongside the river,” the assertion mentioned.
They did discover a kayak and backpack belonging to Morrison a couple of mile downriver from the place he’s believed to have launched.
Authorities are asking anybody who might have seen Morrison to contact native regulation enforcement at 573-596-6141.
Officers didn’t instantly say the place Morrison is initially from however mentioned they had been in touch along with his household.
The Related Press contributed to this report.