Kayaker Drowns In Arkansas River

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A kayaker drowned in the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

According to witnesses, the victim was in the Pine Creek rapids section of the Arkansas River Friday afternoon when his kayak overturned and he fell into the water.

The victim was wearing a helmet and a personal flotation device.

Several kayakers on the river in the same area tried to rescue the man, but were unsuccessful.

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Johnathan M. Kennedy of Fayetteville, Arkansas.