UPDATE: Kayaker dies after accident in Eel River

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO):UPDATE: 31-year-old Richard Wilson has died from his injuries following Sunday’s kayaking accident on the Eel River.

EARLIER: A kayaker and a would-be rescuer are hospitalized in serious condition after they were rescued from the Eel River Sunday.

According to the News-Sentinel, a kayaker, 31-year-old Richard Wilson of Warsaw, fell into the river just before noon Sunday after trying to cross over the Collamer Low Head Dam.

25-year-old Zachary Anderson of Syracuse then tried to save Wilson, but he was also pulled into the river’s current.

Another rescuer was able to bring both men to shore and performed CPR. Wilson and Anderson were then transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center.


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