Kayaker Dies On Arkansas River Near Buena Vista

By: AP
By: AP

Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says the kayaker, whose name and age have not been released, became high-centered on a large rock in the Miracle Mile section of the river at about noon Monday. The kayaker stepped out of the boat, and witnesses say they saw him standing on the shoreline.

He was spotted a short time later floating downriver.

Undersheriff John Spezze says the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not say how he ended up back in the water after making it to shore.


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