Police ID 24-year-old who drowned in Grand River

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Lansing Police recovered the body of a missing kayaker on the banks of the Grand River Saturday. They have identified him as Devon Jefferey Christmas, a 24-year-old from Bath Township. The cause of death has been ruled a drowning.

Officers were called to the scene near the intersection of Willow Street and Washington Ave. around 9:15 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, the body was found at the northern most point of Washington Ave. at Willow Ave.

The 24-year-old kayaker from Bath fell into the Grand River on February 27.

Rescuers say recent flooding made the search more difficult for the missing kayaker because the river's water levels were so high and the current was very fast.

The Ingham County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy.

News 10 will continue to track this story and bring you updates as soon as they become available.