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.