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Kayaker found dead along New River

September 22nd, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that a kayaker was found dead Saturday night along the New River in Grayson County, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

The release identified the kayaker as Elwood O. Montgomery, 63, of Mount Airy, N.C.

The body was found after a woman called the Grayson County Sheriff\'s Office about 9 p.m. to report an overdue kayaker. She told officers that she and her husband had been kayaking on the New River near Camp Dickerson when she went ashore at the campground. Her husband continued to kayak and fish in the area but did not return to the campground as planned.

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