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Accident Database: Accident #30436

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Date: 2018-05-06
Victim: Anthony Cooper
Victim Age: 31
River: Elk River
Section:
Location: Near Elkton TN; put in at Veto Rd
Gauge:
Water Level: High
River Difficulty: I
Cause Code(s): PFD Not Worn or Present
Injury Type(s):
Factors Code(s): Cold Water
Inexperience
Solo Paddling
High Water
Age: 31
Experienced/Inexperienced: Inexperienced
Private/Commercial: Private
Boat Type: Kayak - Other
Group Info:
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According to news reports: paddling alone to go fishing, PFD in boat behind the seat. The Elk River is very cold year-round. Put into river in Giles County near Veto Rd. Found boat with life jacket floating downstream. 

http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Crews-continue-search-for-Giles-County-kayaker-482075371.html

http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/authorities-seek-missing-kayaker-on-elk-river/article_0df03862-524e-11e8-9ba1-17565886176d.html

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.wsmv.com/story/38128860/body-of-missing-kayaker-found-along-elk-river-in-giles-county

 

 

 

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