Police find man and kayak in Mississippi River

Police find man and kayak in Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis man's body and his overturned kayak were found in the Mississippi River near the 100 block of Front Street on Sunday.

Police say Harbor Patrol pulled the 50-year-old man, identified by his wife as kayaking instructor Wim Nouwen, and his kayak from the river.

Nouwen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nouwen's wife says he was a physical therapist and an avid kayaker. She says her husband died "doing what he loved."

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