JCSO searching for missing kayaker on Bayview Lake

Missing kayaker Richard Douglass Fields
Missing kayaker Richard Douglass Fields(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 5:18 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 8:07 PM CST
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a search is underway for a missing kayaker on Bayview Lake. Star 1 helicopter and other personnel were brought in to aid in the search.

Around 2:20 Monday afternoon, JCSO was notified by family members of 34-year-old Richard Douglass Fields that he had not returned from a kayaking trip he took on Saturday. His family says they have not heard from him since 4 that afternoon.

At this time, JCSO says Fields has not been found, and the search will resume on Tuesday.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Fields, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 325-1450.

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