TWRA: Paddler dies after kayaking on Percy Priest Lake

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating after a 60-year-old man died while on a kayak trip on Percy Priest Lake Saturday.  

According to the TWRA, a group of three people were paddling near the East Fork boat ramp on the Stones River in Rutherford County when one of the kayakers capsized and began calling for help.

Officials have identified the kayaker as 60-year-old Larry Basler from Murfreesboro.  

Another paddler in the group tried to rescue Basler and was able to get him to the bank. He was given CPR and taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he died Sunday evening. 

TWRA is still investigating what caused the incident.  

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