Kayaker who vanished in Northern California river has been missing for days

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Authorities are currently in search of a man who went missing in a Northern California river during the Memorial Day weekend. Jason Stingl, aged 43, from Redmond, Washington, was kayaking with a group along the Feather River in Butte County when he accidentally slipped on a rock and fell into the water between Kellogg Ravine and Devils Canyon.

Despite search and rescue efforts, including a helicopter search by the sheriff’s office, Stingl has not been located. He is described as 5-foot-10, around 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Given the incident, officials are warning people to be cautious when engaging in water activities in California’s rivers due to high water levels, cold temperatures, and strong currents. California State Parks have allocated over $159,000 to the sheriff’s office for enhanced safety measures along the Feather River, Sacramento River, and Lake Oroville.

These patrols are scheduled to begin in July. The Feather River, which is the primary tributary of the Sacramento River, stretches over 210 miles, making it the largest river in the Sierra Nevada region.

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