ROWAN COUNTY, NC -- The search for a missing kayaker was suspended Monday afternoon.

Crews had been using boats with sonar equipment to search the bottom of High Rock Lake after an abandoned kayak was found near the dam Monday morning.

The kayak had fishing equipment on it, leading investigators to believe someone had either abandoned the kayak or fallen out of it.

However, since law enforcement had no reports of any missing kayakers at the lake, they decided to suspend the search after several hours.

High Rock Lake spans Rowan and Davidson Counties. It is a popular destination for Memorial Day weekend.

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