A kayaker who was reported missing Saturday has been found dead, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Body of missing kayaker found in Mosquito Lagoon
  • Scott Kemper was reported missing after not returning home
  • Autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death

The body of Scott Kemper, 53, was found Sunday in Mosquito Lagoon by a charter boat captain. He was last seen in a 16-foot Tarpon kayak at the Bairs Cove Boat Ramp on Friday at about noon.

Kemper was only supposed to be out kayaking for a couple of hours, according to his family. Later that night, they realized he never came back home and contacted authorities.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Kemper drowned after his kayak capsized.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.