Body of missing kayaker found in Giles County

Elk River kayaker Anthony Cooper

After more than three days of searching, the body of a missing kayaker has been found in the Elk River.

Anthony Cooper’s body was found Wednesday night.  

Cooper was last seen Sunday morning in Giles County putting his kayak into the Elk River on his way to go fishing.  

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His empty kayak was later found floating down the river, and authorities began searching for Cooper Sunday evening.  

Local rescue squads from at least four counties, with help from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, combed the river by boat looking for the man.  

Cooper’s body was found by boat crews Wednesday night, according to Giles County Emergency Management officials. 

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