A 59 year old man died Sunday while kayaking on the Collins River in Middle Tennessee. 
While kayaking down the river around 8:30a.m, Ernest Wade hit a small overhanging tree, flipped over and struggled to swim. He was not wearing a life vest.
His companion tried to rescue him but was unable to and called 9-1-1.
Wade's body was found just before 4 this afternoon. 
 Officials say recent rains, elevated water levels, and swift moving currents made recovery efforts more difficult.