1 dead in kayaking accident in Sparta - WKRN News 2

1 dead in kayaking accident in Sparta

Posted: Updated: Apr 23, 2014 04:13 PM
One person is dead after a kayacking accident . (Courtesy: My Sparta News) One person is dead after a kayacking accident . (Courtesy: My Sparta News)
SPARTA, Tenn. - One person is dead following a kayaking accident Wednesday afternoon in downtown Sparta, White County.

According to police, the 24-year-old victim’s kayak got pulled into the current below the dam, overturning his boat.

Police said the man was wearing a life jacket at the time, but he was pulled under the water and drowned.

A second kayaker who attempted to rescue the man was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Authorities have not released the deceased victim’s identity.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating.

Additional information is expected to be released Thursday.

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