Opelika man dies after kayaking incident

WETUMPKA, AL (WTVM) - Alabama State Troopers are investigating the death of an Opelika man who was found in a river.

Authorities say Charles Cloninger Jr. was found in the water at Gold Star Park in Wetumpka Sunday afternoon.

They say the 71-year-old was kayaking on the Coosa River near Corn Creek when he apparently fell out.

Cloninger was pronounced dead at the Elmore County Hospital.

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