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Annie Lennox’s daughter rescued after kayak capsized; boyfriend still missing

The search continued Monday morning for Ian Jones, boyfriend of rocker Annie Lennox’s daughter Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann, who disappeared after their kayak capsized in New York’s Hudson River Saturday. Lennox-Fruchtmann was pulled out of the water by a nearby boat, but Jones has yet to be found.

Lennox-Fruchtmann, 22, was in the water for 20 minutes before she was picked up; however, she was not injured and did not require medical treatment.

Crews resumed their search for the 32-year-old model and artist on Monday at 8 a.m., according to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Watterson said that rescuers are “expecting to find him, but as time goes on chances of finding him alive are less and less,” New York Times reports.

Marine patrols and dive teams from the sheriff’s office and other agencies have searched the shore and the river near where he was last seen. A New York State Police helicopter was also used in the search along with several officers in boats and on foot, according to CNN. 

The couple was kayaking early Saturday when their borrowed 2-person kayak overturned, Watterson said in a press release. Neither Jones nor Lennox-Fruchtmann were wearing life jackets as they entered the waters–known for strong currents–according to People.

Watterson also said that alcohol could have played a role in the accident, but it is still “under investigation.” He said the couple likely had “little to no experience with kayaks.”

Watterson warned others that this incident is a “sad reminder” to wear life jackets while operating a kayak. “The Hudson River has a strong current and people aren’t prepared,” he said.

At this point, the incident is not being called “criminal” and no foul play is suspected, CNN reports. Jones, who has a slim-build and dark hair, was last seen wearing a denim shirt and jeans.

Lennox-Fruchtmann is “understandably upset and is understandably anxious for some results,” Watterson said. “She is anxious to find him,” he added.

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Meredith Rodefer
Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com