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Jason Raper was attending an extreme sports festival when he vanished

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Fears are growing for a teenage kayaker from Scarborough who has gone missing along a swollen river in Norway. 19-year-old Jason Raper was attending an extreme sports festival at Voss, in Hordaland, but went missing along the River Raundalen at 6.30pm on Saturday.

A search was stood down on Monday morning but local police are still monitoring bridges along the river in the hope of finding him. Mr Raper is a committee member of Scarborough and District Canoe Club. Club spokesman Martin Stirling said the teenager had travelled to Norway after visiting the Alps.

"They had a lot of hot weather and the rivers were extremely high. Mr Raper went down a stretch of the river and disappeared. "They finished the main body of the search on Monday morning."

– Martin Stirling

Mr Stirling said that the search had involved helicopters and dog teams.

Earlier this year Mr Raper, who is a joiner, raised around 6,000 pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance after a three-day kayak trip in memory of his friend Kate Stainsby, who died during a canoe trip in Cumbria on New Year's Day.

A Foreign and Commonwealth spokesman said: "We can confirm that a British national has gone missing while kayaking in Norway and we are providing consular assistance to the family.