Missing kayaker’s body found after extensive search


EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (WDEF)- 26-year-old Robert “DJ” Young from Rossville, GA went missing Saturday morning.

More than 24 hours later, and with the assistance of Several agencies his body was recovered from Chickamauga Creek Sunday afternoon.

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Courtesy: TWRA

According to the TWRA, Young’s girlfriend dropped him off Saturday morning at the kayak launch at Camp Jordan.

2 hours later, Kayakers found and reported an overturned kayak about 300 yards downstream from the launch.

The agency says that Young’s fiancé reported him missing when her went directly to his voicemail.

Courtesy: TWRA

Young’s body was transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A link to the GoFundMe can be found here.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.