Missing Man Remembered

May 24, 2012 Updated May 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 24, 2012 Updated May 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM EDT

WARREN, PA (WKBW) – It’s been nearly five days since Jacob Maynard, 32, disappeared on the Allegheny River after his kayak capsized. Now, his family is announcing plans to remember his life.

Maynard’s family is planning a memorial for the Jamestown native. This follows several days of searching by dive teams in Warren County Pennsylvania who have been unable to find any sign of him.

In a Facebook post, his mother said while they are still hoping for the best, Maynard would want his family and friends to move on. She said it is now time to remember his life.

Channel 7 spoke with Maynard’s sister Annette earlier in the week, and this is what she said about her brother.

“He always liked to have fun and play around and joke about everything. His brother said he was even joking and splashing around. I think everyone wanted them to find him, just so we know either way,” Annette Maynard said.

Meanwhile, those dive teams will be back at it again to look for Maynard. High water levels and a strong current have made the effort difficult. The Army Corp of Engineers is now being called in to help.

The memorial service for Jacob will be held this coming Monday at Noon at the Church of Nazarene on Howard Avenue in Jamestown. Those who knew him are invited to attend and share stories of his life.

Maynard is one of two Jamestown men missing after recent kayaking accidents. Dive teams are also looking for Jonathon Miller, 22, who went missing in a separate incident Sunday in the Allegheny Reservoir.