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Family Identifies Missing Kayaker

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MARION COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Marion and Taylor County rescue crews worked most of the day to find a 28-year-old kayaker who disappeared Sunday. The search was called off in the afternoon due to a rapid current and isn't expected to be picked back up until the water slows down.

The kayaker was out on the Rolling Fork River in Lebanon. The man, identified by family as Anthony Brown, was going over Mills Dam when he fell out of his kayak and never resurfaced.

Brown's family says he was with friends and that it was the first time he had ever gone kayaking. They don't believe Brown was wearing a lifejacket.

"The water was a lot rougher yesterday than it is now. But with the water being pretty rough, the heat, wearing dry suits but we just try to stay hydrated and try to keep the search going and rule different areas of the river out," said Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Taylor. 

Deborah Brown said there was a rescue that day. A woman with the group was actually hanging off the dam when the other kayakers rescued her, but it was too late to find Anthony. 

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