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March 19, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Man in kayak that overturned has died

The News Tribune: A kayaker whose boat overturned Monday night between the Key Peninsula and McNeil Island died early this morning, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. Read more of the Tribune story here.

Original story:

TACOMA (AP) — Authorities say a male kayaker is in grave condition after his craft overturned in waters near Tacoma.

Two men in their late 20s were kayaking in an area called Pitt Passage when their boat overturned Monday evening, Key Peninsula Fire Chief Tom Lique tells The News Tribune.

One man reached shore and called for help.

Rescuers pulled the second man from the water. Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says he was taken to a Gig Harbor hospital in grave condition. Troyer says the man was in the water for about an hour.

Both men were wearing life jackets.

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