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Hazel Green man dies in kayaking accident on Sunday

HAZEL GREEN, Alabama – Tyler Berryhill of the Madison County Coroner’s Office confirmed the victim of a kayaking accident on Sunday.

Johnny Henderson III, 35, of Hazel Green, drowned when strong currents dragged his kayak into a drainage pipe.

Henderson was kayaking with his children, which he was able to get to safety before the waters took his kayak away.

Rescuers searched the area and later found Henderson’s body in the floodwaters. He was pronounced dead at the scene.