Body Of Missing Kayaker Found In Kentucky River

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Searchers found the body of a missing
Louisville kayaker who disappeared in the Kentucky River nearly
three weeks ago.

Authorities say crews found the body of 64-year-old John Imes on Monday near the spot where he disappeared on March 4.

Imes was kayaking with three other people.

Police say a motorist stopped in traffic on the Singing Bridge in downtown Frankfort when he noticed a kayaker struggling to right
an upside-down kayak in the river and called 911.

The driver lost sight of the kayaker in the murky water.

Authorities said Imes' friends were downstream and didn't immediately realize he was missing.

Rescue workers found Imes' kayak, paddle and hat. Imes was not
wearing a life jacket.
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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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