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Kayaker finds body in Tennessee River in north Alabama

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A kayaker on the Tennessee River discovered a body floating in the water Monday near Johnson Landing in Valhermosa Springs.

Morgan County authorities later located the body and said they were in the process of removing it from the water at about 12:45 p.m.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said no information was immediately available on the cause or manner of death.

“It obviously had been in the water a couple days and we don’t have any missing boaters,” Chunn said.

In addition to the coroner, deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene.