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Kayaker who died on River Findhorn named by police

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Image caption Coastguard rescue teams located Mr Henderson's kayak down river of Elephant Rock

Police have named a kayaker who died after getting into difficulty on the River Findhorn in Moray.

Laurence Henderson, 54, died after struggling near an area known as Elephant Rock, 10 miles south of Forres, on 30 December.

A coastguard rescue operation was launched, but the search was called off due to bad weather.

The body of Mr Henderson, who was from Aberdeenshire, was recovered the following morning.

A report on his death has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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