Report: Gonzaga group unprepared for trip after student death

Report: Gonzaga group unprepared for trip after student death

Report: Gonzaga group unprepared for trip after student death

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by AP

KREM.com

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 9:05 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- 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 one student.

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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