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Accident Database: Accident #16848

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Date: 2017-09-03
Victim: Luther Lee Key
Victim Age: 70
River: Yadkin River
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Location: between Roaring River and Ronda.
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River Difficulty: N/A
Cause Code(s): PFD Not Worn or Present
Injury Type(s): Does not Apply
Factors Code(s): One Boat Trip
Age: 70
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Private/Commercial: Private
Boat Type: Kayak - Other
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NC man drowns in kayaking accident

on Yadkin River in Wilkes County

Posted 10:39 am, September 4, 2017, by Web Staff,

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man died Sunday night in a kayaking accident on the Yadkin River. The incident happened between Roaring River and Ronda.

Luther Lee Key was boating with another individual, in a tandem kayak, when the kayak overturned after being caught up in some overhanging tree branches.

Key was not wearing a life vest at the time of the accident. No other injuries were reported.

 

Man drowns on Yadkin River after kayak overturns Sunday

WGHP/FOX8

North Carolina man died Sunday night in a kayaking accident on the Yadkin River. The incident happened between Roaring River and Ronda, WGHP/FOX8 reported.

Luther Lee Key was boating with another individual, in a tandem kayak, when the kayak overturned after being caught in some overhanging tree branches, WGHP reported.

Key was not wearing a life vest at the time of the accident. No other injuries were reported.

 

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Elkin Tribune

BREAKING NEWS: Roaring River man drowns on Yadkin River

Staff Report

ROARING RIVER — A Roaring River man drowned late Sunday after his kayak overturned on the Yadkin River, according to a sheriff’s report released Monday morning.

Luther Lee Key, 70, of Rocky Ford Road, was boating in a tandem kayak with another man when they got caught up in overhanging trees between Roaring River and Ronda, according to Chief Deputy David Carson of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident, which occurred at about 8 p.m., caused the kayak to overturn and Key, who was not wearing a life vest, drowned, Carson said. Five witnesses were listed on the incident report all with the same account of what happened.

There were no other injuries, and North Carolina Wildlife officers were assisting with the investigation.

Report Status: Reported

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