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Search for missing kayaker

Divers search for a missing canoer at Snyder Bend Park, near Salix, Iowa, Tuesday morning. The man, whose body was found later in the day, has been identified as Ronald Cooper, 70, of Sergeant Bluff.

SALIX, Iowa -- Authorities recovered the body of a man believed to have gone missing Monday evening while kayaking at Snyder Bend Park. 

The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office recovered the body around noon Tuesday, according to a press release. The body was taken to UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's Hospital. 

The man has not yet been identified.

Search for missing kayaker

A sheriff's department boat is seen during a search for a missing kayaker at Snyder Bend Park Tuesday morning. A kayaker was reported missing Monday evening at Woodbury County's rural Salix, Iowa, park. A male's body was recovered around noon Tuesday. 

Investigators had discovered an upside-down kayak and personal belongings near the scene after receiving an alert about the missing kayaker at 5:15 p.m. Monday. They called off the search around 10:30 p.m. Monday due to nightfall and resumed at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

Assisting agencies included Woodbury County Conservation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Salix Fire Department, Sioux City Police and the Sioux City Dive Team. 

Search for missing kayaker

A Woodbury County Conservation Board officer stands on the boat dock as a pair of kayakers pass behind him at Snyders Bend Park Tuesday morning. A kayaker was reported missing Monday evening at Woodbury County's rural Salix, Iowa, park and rescuers searched until about 10:30 p.m. until resumed the search Tuesday morning. 

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