Tali Lennox was rescued following the accident on the Hudson River but her long-term partner is still missing.
The boyfriend of Annie Lennox ’s daughter has gone missing following a kayaking accident in New York.
Tali Lennox and her long-term partner Ian Jones fell into the Hudson River near the town of Sattsburg on Saturday morning after getting into difficulty.
According to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the Eurythmics star’s 22-year-old daughter was rescued by a passing boat but her 32-year-old boyfriend disappeared under the water.
Authorities said both were not wearing a life jacket at the time their tandem kayak capsized. Captain John Watterson said no criminality was suspected.
Investigators suspended their search for Jones about 5.30pm on Saturday after water conditions became too rough but resumed their search on Sunday.
Videos from the scene show rescue boats scouring the river.
Model-turned-artist Tali, who also uses the her mum’s name Lennox, was uninjured and did not need hospital attention.
A police source 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.”
Captain John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said alcohol may have also played a role.
Rescuers issued a description of Jones saying he was a white male, 6-foot-3 with a slim build, dark hair, wearing jeans and a denim shirt.
The New York City-based couple have been dating for several years.
A spokesman for Ms Lennox, 60, said he just heard about the accident and was trying to get more information.
The singer and her daughter are incredibly close with Lennox often travelling to New York to spend with Tali, who had her first solo art show at a SoHo gallery in March.
The incident took place about 60 miles north of the area of another Hudson River kayaking incident earlier this year.
Vincent Viafore, 46, disappeared during an April kayaking trip with his fiancée Angelika Graswald.
The 35-year-old told cops she tried but to save him after his kayak accidentally capsized.
But prosecutors claimed she later admitted to tampering with the kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his £160,000 life insurance policy.
Prosecutors claimed she confessed to police investigators that “it felt good knowing he was going to die.”
She has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.