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A 41-year-old man from DeKalb County, Alabama drowned Saturday morning while kayaking on Little River at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Northeast Alabama. 

Emergency responders received reports Saturday morning that the man was pinned under a rock while on the river. 

First responders were dispatched to the scene to begin a search and rescue. It was converted to a recovery operation at 1:35 p.m that afternoon., according to a release from the National Park Service.

Those efforts were suspended at 4 p.m. due to rising river levels and worsening weather conditions. They were resumed at 7 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The body was recovered shortly after noon on Sunday and was extracted by Alabama Emergency Service helicopter. 

National Park Service rangers, DeSoto Rescue, Dogtown Fire, Fort Payne Fire, Tucker's Chapel Volunteer Fire, DeKalb County Sheriff Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, and DeKalb Ambulance Service all responded to the scene

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