Body recovered from Elk River identified as missing kayaker

Michael Rynders has been missing since Wednesday.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 12:11 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 5:25 PM

The body of Michael Rynders, the missing kayaker on Elk River, was recovered about 11:30 a.m. Friday, said Sgt. Chad Pate of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol Division.

Rynders has been missing since Wednesday.

Michael Rynders

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From earlier:

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reports that crews have recovered a body from the Elk River, believed to be the kayaker who went missing on Wednesday.

Rescue officials reported Thursday that the search for 39-year-old Michael Rynders of Athens had been reclassified as a recovery effort.

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