2nd kayaker’s body recovered on central Ohio river
MARION, Ohio (AP) — Searchers have found the second body of a kayaker in a central Ohio river.
Authorities recovered the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams in the Scioto River today.
He and 29-year-old Tyler Webb were kayaking near Marion on Monday. Webb’s body was spotted by a fisherman and recovered by rescue teams Monday.
Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey says it appears they got into trouble almost immediately after launching their kayaks near a lowhead dam.
He says the dams create a deceptively dangerous hydraulic pull that can easily trap experienced swimmers.
The sheriff says Webb was wearing a life jacket when he drowned.
Both of the men were from Marion.