Another kayaker dies on Arkansas River

CHAFFEE COUNTY – A second kayaker in two days was killed Saturday afternoon on the Arkansas River after his boat became lodged on a rock between Fisherman's Bridge and Browns Canyon – about eight miles south of Buena Vista.

Witnesses say the man tried to get out of his boat and head to shore. Witnesses followed him for a mile and a half before they saw the man's body floating behind the kayak. He was pulled to shore, and attempts to revive him via CPR were unsuccessful, according to a news release from the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim's name has not yet been released. Officials do say that he was not associated with a commercial rafting company.

A second kayaker died in the area on Friday, when his kayak flipped over in the Pine Creek Rapid section.

He has been identified as Johnathan Kennedy of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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