Crews search for kayaker last seen on Elk River

Tennessee News

Crews are searching for a kayaker who went missing on the Elk River in Giles County over the weekend.  

Anthony Cooper was last seen putting his kayak in the river Sunday morning. Officials said a short time later the kayak was seen floating down the river upside down with no sign of Cooper. 

Crews began searching for him Sunday evening. His kayak has since been recovered and a lifejacket was found behind the seat.  

On Monday, cadaver dogs were brought in and as many as 50 people assisted in the search Monday, including crews from Giles, Rutherford, Maury and Lawrence counties and the TWRA.

Several boats are also being used in the search. 

Additional information was not released.  

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