Monday, July 6, 2015

Kayaker Dies In Accident On Little Pigeon River

The NPS Morning Report disclosed today that rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains responded to a report of a kayak accident in the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the park.

On the evening of July 2nd, Kenneth C. Worthington, 53, of Apex, North Carolina, capsized his kayak and floated to the river edge, where friends pulled him from the river. Rangers, Gatlinburg Police Department officers, and Gatlinburg Fire Department personnel performed CPR on Worthington before he was transported to LeConte Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


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