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River Angels help English canoer on journey down Mississippi

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Saturday we met British man Kevin Brady who is paddling the Mississippi River to raise money for a children's hospital.

Sunday morning he set off in his canoe from Vicksburg to continue his journey.

The Gloucester England resident is raising money for The Pied Piper Appeal.

It's the children's ward of the hospital in his hometown.

He started in Minnesota and has gotten help as he paddles along from a network of people he met on social media.

Layne Logue of Vicksburg follows Brady and others who travel the river on Facebook.

Saturday night he opened his home to Brady.

Logue is among a group called River Angels by those who paddle the Mighty Mississippi.

"He's out there paddling by himself so he's got the radio going and he's singing, but he's just a really good person doing a good thing for a good charity and for the kids...Sometimes if they come through they don't need a place to stay they just need to be resupplied and taken to a grocery store or to get some water, then they're on their way," said Logue.

"We call them River Angels and they're waiting for people to give them a hot meal and a shower and a lot of them have gotten in contact with me. I've had a lot of fantastic treatment and hospitality from the River Angels.," said Brady.

Brady launched at 8 a.m.

He is expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico on February 5th.

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