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Man dies after kayak collision in northern Wisconsin

Strong currents swamped the man's kayak
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Posted at 12:50 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 13:50:09-04
PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) -- An elderly man has died in a kayaking accident in northern Wisconsin.
 
The Price County Sheriff's Department says the body of the 82-year-old man was recovered from the Elk River near Phillips on Wednesday afternoon.
 
WAOW-TV reports investigators say the victim collided with another kayaker while navigating around fallen trees in the rain-swollen river. Strong currents from recent heavy rain swamped the man's kayak. The other kayaker was able to call for help from a nearby home.
 
Authorities say the victim was found outside the kayak and was wearing a life jacket. His name has not been released.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Price County Coroner's Office are investigating.