Missing kayaker found after capsizing on Beckler River

UPDATE: The missing kayaker has been located, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. His condition is not known.

SKYKOMISH, Wash. -- Dive teams from Snohomish and King counties are searching for a kayaker who went missing Friday evening on the Beckler River east of Skykomish.

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office officials sent out a dive team at around 7 p.m. after getting calls about a 69-year-old man who capsized while kayaking.

Witnesses said the man was last scene holding onto a branch in the river, according to deputies.

Due to holiday traffic congestion on State Route 2, emergency responders are asking drivers to be extra cautious when driving by emergency response vehicles.