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Northwoods man dies in Price County kayak accidentSubmitted: 06/30/2016
PHILLIPS - An 82-year-old man from the Phillips area died after his kayak overturned in Price County.

An emergency call came into the Price County Sheriff's Department just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A kayaker reported that another kayak had overturned on the Elk River about 4 miles east of Phillips.

The report was that the man was out of the kayak but still in the water.


The victim was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's kayak had collided with another kayak while trying to get past fallen trees that blocked the river.

Strong currents from recent rains swamped the victim's kayak.

The other kayaker was able to call for help from a nearby home.

Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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