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May 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Report: Kayakers on trip that killed Gonzaga freshman from Everett were ill prepared

The Associated Press

SPOKANE — A new report says members of a kayaking group from Gonzaga University were ill prepared for conditions during a kayaking trip that ended with the death of a student from Everett.

The report issued Tuesday by the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office says the death was the result of a lethal combination of near-freezing temperatures, cold water and high winds.

Chris Gormley, a Gonzaga freshman, died after his kayak capsized on April 1 in high winds and left him immersed in Rock Lake for more than an hour.

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