Body of missing kayaker found in West Virginia

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a West Virginia kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River has been found, authorities said.

The body of Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley, was found Monday about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) downstream from where she was last seen, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina said in a statement. Gray went missing on Feb. 9.

Officials said Gray was kayaking with nine others. Her kayak capsized and she was swept downstream. The kayak then capsized again, and Gray was swept under a large rock and never resurfaced.