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Body of missing canoer found in river south of downtown

11 months ago June 11, 2014 Jun 11, 2014 Wednesday, June 11 2014 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:29:53 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The body of a missing canoer was found just shy of 14 miles from where he was believed to have set out for a paddle across the river last week.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday evening, the body was identified as Kevin "Rooster" Guy. Guy's body was found south of the new casino.

His friends said they last saw him last Friday after a concert. Guy told them he was going to canoe from the downtown levee and across the river to his home in Port Allen. They never heard form him again.

The Coast Guard searched the river Monday but found nothing. It was called off Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be performed, but a date was not released.

The canoe was not found.

Deputies said they warned Guy about crossing the river in a canoe earlier Friday before he vanished. The EBRSO Marine Patrol saw him in his canoe, pulled along side him, and told him it was dangerous to be on the Mississippi River in a canoe. Guy apparently went back to shore after the warning, spokeswoman Casey Hicks said.
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