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Search is on for 64-year-old who flipped in canoe

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CLARKSDALE, MS -

(WMC-TV) – The search is on near Clarksdale for a 64-year-old man who flipped out of his canoe on the Sunflower River Friday.

According to the Clarksdale public information officer, Liga Robinson was canoeing and the current on the river was so strong he needed another man to help him get upstream. At one point, the canoe flipped over.  Robinson has not been seen since.

Search crews were out all weekend long searching for him. They estimate the Sunflower River levels are between 15 and 20 feet in the channels. That is up from the usual six to eight feet, making it harder for rescuers to search.

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