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Hazel Green Kayaker found dead on Sunday identified

According to the coroner, Henderson was kayaking with his children near their home when a strong current pulled them near a drainage pipe.

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On-going rain can cause flooding and flooding can make roadways dangerous.

Author: FOX54 News Staff

September 20, 2021

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. — The Madison County Coroner on Monday identified a Hazel Green kayaker who was found dead on Sunday as 35-year-old Johnny Henderson III. According to the coroner, Henderson was kayaking with his children near their home when a strong current pulled them near a drainage pipe. Henderson got his children to safety from the kayak before he was overwhelmed by the current. Emergency workers searching the area later found him in the flood waters and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Water continues to rise days after heavy rainfall.

 

WAAY31  Huntsville, AL

BODY OF MISSING KAYAKER FOUND IN HAZEL GREEN

Officials say the man was kayaking in flood waters and may have gotten stuck on a storm drain.

Posted: Sep 19, 2021

Posted By: Alex Torres-Perez

The body of a missing kayaker was found Sunday afternoon behind Hazel Green High School.

Officials say the man was kayaking in flood waters and possibly got stuck on a storm drain. Mulitple agencies responded to the scene to search for the kayaker.

His name has not been released at this time. The incident is under investigation.

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