Crews continue search for Giles County kayaker

TWRA transporting rescue squad members. (Photo provided by TWRA)

It's been two days since Anthony Cooper's kayak was seen floating on the Elk River.

Posted: May 8, 2018 11:30 AM
Updated: May 8, 2018 2:43 PM

Searchers are spending a third day looking for a missing Giles County man in the Elk River.

Rescue squads from Tennessee said they are searching 30 miles of water for Anthony Cooper, 31, of Pulaski.

Cooper was last seen putting his kayak in the river near Elkton on Sunday. His kayak was found floating down the river later that day.

Search crews from Giles, Rutherford and Lawrence counties looked for Cooper but didn't find anything Monday, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 

Rescue organizers said the water was cold but the river current had slowed Tuesday, making search conditions as ideal as they could hope for. They said they have asked Alabama search crews to help search the area where the Elk and Tennessee rivers meet.

Crews are also using trained search dogs to try and find Cooper.

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