The boyfriend of Annie Lennox ’s daughter is missing following a kayaking accident in up-state New York, police believe “alcohol may have played a role.”
Tali Lennox and her long-term partner Ian Jones got into difficulties on the Hudson River near the town of Sattsburg on Saturday morning.
The Eurythmics star’s 22-year-old daughter was rescued by a passing boat but her 32-year-old boyfriend vanished under the surface.
Authorities said neither were wearing a life jacket at the time their kayak capsized.
Captain John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, said: “we believe that alcohol may have played a role” in the incident, as well as strong river currents.”
Investigators suspended their search for Jones at about 5.30pm on Saturday after conditions became too rough but resumed their search on Sunday..
Model-turned-artist Tali, who also uses the her mum’s name Lennox, was uninjured and did not need hospital attention.
Police said: “The rescue operation has been hampered by difficult river conditions but they guys are doing everything they can to locate the missing man.
“The Hudson can have incredible undercurrents which makes it hard for even the strongest of swimmers.
“Time is of the essence and although time is ticking on, no one has given up hope.”
Rescuers issued a description of Jones as a white male, 6-foot-3 with slim build, dark hair, wearing jeans and a denim shirt.
The New York City-based couple have been together for several years.
A spokesman for Ms Lennox, 60, said she had just heard about the accident and was trying to get more information.
The incident took place about 60 miles north of the area of another Hudson River kayaking incident earlier this year.