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Kayaker's body found in Moray river

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Image caption Coastguard rescue teams located the dead man's kayak down river of Elephant Rock

The body of a kayaker has been found in the River Findhorn in Moray.

Police confirmed that the body of a man in his 50s was recovered at about 09:00 on Thursday morning.

The kayaker got into difficulty in the water near an area known as Elephant Rock, 10 miles south of Forres, on Wednesday afternoon.

A coastguard rescue operation was launched, but the search was called off in the face of worsening weather conditions.

The man's next of kin have been made aware.

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