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TWRA Searching Elk River For Missing Kayaker

Posted: 10:39 AM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-08 16:47:34Z
TWRA Searching Elk River For Missing Kayaker

A kayaker has been reported missing on the Elk River in Giles County. 

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed Monday that Anthony Cooper was last seen putting a kayak in the Elk River Sunday morning. 

Others later noticed that the kayak was found floating upside down with no sign of Cooper.  

The TWRA said Cooper’s parents identified the vehicle and the kayak as belonging to him. 

The kayak was recovered and a lifejacket was found behind the seat.

On Tuesday began using the aid of dogs specially trained to pick up scent on water to try and locate the missing kayaker.