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Body Of Missing Boater Found In South Versailles

(Photo Courtesy of Sean Sechrist)

(Photo Courtesy of Sean Sechrist)

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The body of a kayaker missing since Friday has been found in he Youghiogheny river in South Versailles.

Emergency crews were called to Elizabeth Township to search for a boater who disappeared Friday night.

The boater, 58-year-old James Leffard of White Oak Borough, vanished around 8 p.m. along the Youghiogheny River.

Leffard’s car was found near the river in Turner Valley and he is said to be an avid kayaker. Police say his kayak was found with his cellphone and identification down the river near Coulter.

Crews were searching near the Boston Boat Dock, but had to call off the search Friday night due to the darkness.

They continued again at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Police say it’s still unclear if Leffard had an accident or a medical issue.

Leffard was eventually found Sunday afternoon in the river.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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