Drowned kayaker identified

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

TALLASSEE, AL (WSFA) -- The victim of a weekend drowning on the Tallapoosa River is being identified.

Walker Herring Taylor, 22, of North Carolina was kayaking with friends when strong currents apparently turned over the group's boats Friday afternoon.

Each of the kayakers was found safely except for Taylor. An all-out rescue search was mounted but was unsuccessful.

Divers recovered Taylor's body from the river over the weekend.

He was a student at Auburn University where he was studying Mechanical Engineering.