Public Safety

Body of missing Washington County kayaker has been recovered

52-year-old man was from Brighton

Kayaker missing on the Skunk River near 3180 Highway 1, Brighton, on June 30, 2019 (Google maps image)
Kayaker missing on the Skunk River near 3180 Highway 1, Brighton, on June 30, 2019 (Google maps image)

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

BRIGHTON — Washington County authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker who went missing Saturday night.

The body of David A. Woodson, 52, of Brighton, was recovered around 4:39 p.m. Monday, according to a news release.

Woodson was last seen around 6:50 p.m. Saturday when his kayak flipped while he was on the Skunk River. A friend kayaking with Woodson called the Washington County Communications Center to report him missing.

Authorities had been searching since Saturday night.

l Comments: (319) 339-3155; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

 

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