Search continues for missing kayaker, toddler dies

Published 12:45 pm Sunday, March 10, 2024

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The search for a missing kayaker continues on Sunday morning. Troup County 911 got a call on Saturday about a father and child who went on a kayak trip down Flat Shoals Creek and did not return. 

“Kayak started filling up with water and it flipped, and he and my grandbaby were on it,” said the missing kayaker’s mother, emotionally. 

The father, Timothy Davis, and his daughter Zalora, a toddler, were near where the creek intersects with Highway 103 when their kayak took on water and flipped, According to Timothy’s mother. They floated downstream.

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Zalora was found near the Riverview Boat ramp last night. She was life-flighted to a local Hospital where she died. The father, Timothy Davis, has not been found. Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR)  has taken over the search. According to a member of the search and rescue team, the search radius is from the 103 intersection down to Riverview where the child was found. Harris County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.

GDNR is currently in kayaks going south down Flat Shoals Creek to the boat ramp. Davis’ family and volunteers have been at Riverview to continue to search for Timothy. According to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, the East Alabama Swift Water Rescue team is also assisting. 

This story will continue to be updated.