Body of missing Lexington kayaker found

HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC. (WKYT) -- Officials say they have found the body of a missing kayaker from Lexington.

Officials in Haywood County, North Carolina say Richard Scott Bradfield, 36, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after rescuers found his body near a riverbank in the Shining Rock Wilderness.

He was with a group of seven people when he was swept out of his kayak.

Officials say heavy rains created treacherous rapids on the river.

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