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Body of missing 26-year-old kayaker from Columbus found

Posted at 4:51 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 20:42:16-04

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The body of a missing kayaker from Columbus was found Friday afternoon, according to Indiana Conservation Officers

Search and rescue personnel located the body of Keygan Matlock around 4 p.m. about 100 yards from where his kayak was found earlier in the day between Tannehill Bridge and Lowell Bridge on the Driftwood River.

"You know, closure is everything, it's what we want. And that's our goal, it's to give the family that closure and, so, you call it successful, you call it unsuccessful obviously we didn't find him alive but we were able to give the family that closure so certainly that's our goal," said Angela Goldman, Indiana DNR.

Matlock, 26, was last seen Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. 

He told friends and family he might go kayaking on the Driftwood or Flatrock Rivers near Columbus.

Here is the announcement of the discovery of Matlock's body from Officer Goldman:


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