McNeil Island kayaker dies at hospital

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Associated Press

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff's office says a kayaker whose boat flipped Monday night near McNeil Island died early Tuesday in a hospital.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer tells The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/11bqcqJ ) the 29-year-old man was from Lakebay.

The kayak with two men aboard overturned between McNeil Island and the Key Peninsula. Both were wearing life vests. One made ashore and went to a home to call for help.

Searchers found the other kayaker about an hour later. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor in grave condition.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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