The body of missing kayaker Brett Swantek was recovered on the Loup River Tuesday afternoon by the Nance County Sheriff’s Office and volunteer fire and rescue personnel from Genoa, Monroe and Schuyler.

“We want to express our deepest thanks to the countless agencies and individuals that have assisted in this search to bring Brett home,” a release from the Sheriff’s Office said.

Swantek, a Genoa firefighter, was 29. He had been missing since May 25.

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