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Rescuers find body of missing kayaker in Missouri River

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GREAT FALLS -

The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office says the body of a woman who was reported missing after her kayak overturned in the Missouri River on Saturday has been recovered.

Undersheriff Jason Grimmis says they received the call at around 3:15 p.m.

He says a couple was out recreating when the woman's kayak overturned a quarter-mile up from the Wolf Creek Bridge toward Holter Dam.

Her boyfriend began searching for her and then called 911.

Her boat and life-jacket were found late Saturday.

Wolf Creek Fire, Lewis & Clark search and rescue, Lewis & Clark Sheriff's Office "wet" team, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks participated in the search.

Search efforts were halted overnight due to darkness and thunderstorms in the area.

Search operations resumed at 7 a.m. on Sunday, and the body was found late Sunday morning.

Her body was found by a fisherman about three miles downstream from where she was reported missing.

Authorities have not released the woman's name, nor any other details, at this point.

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