Kayaker dies after capsizing along Savannah River
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A kayaker died this morning after being taken to the hospital with life threatening injures after capsizing along the Savanah River this morning.
Authorities received a call at 7:44 a.m. for two overturned kayakers who overturned near the Fifth Street Bridge, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety confirms. When they arrived, one kayaker was reportedly unresponsive.
Responders were perched at a private boat dock on East Shoreline Drive and administered CPR to one of the kayakers. That person was then taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries, authorities report. The second kayaker is reportedly safe and well.
We have been told by the Aiken County coroner, the first kayaker died this morning, but the drowning was not the cause of his death. It was due to another medical condition.
Authorities aren’t sure what cause the boat to flip. There isn’t an investigation currently underway. Everything authorities are doing at this time is strictly medical. North Augusta Public Safety reports.
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