Authorities respond to kayaking accident

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Detective Patrick McFadden, left, and Conservation Officer Kenneth Spence investigate the kayaks involved in an accident on Van Bibber Lake Wednesday afternoon.

A kayaking accident on Van Bibber Lake resulted in one man being transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Patrick McFadden of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department told the Banner Graphic that an individual driving across the bridge at Van Bibber saw the two kayaks on the water with one overturned. The individual in the second kayak was yelling for help.

The driver and another individual went into the water to help get the victim ashore.

The victim's name and condition were unavailable as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

McFadden said foul play is not suspected, but the exact cause is unknown.

Putnam County Operation Life, Putnam County Sheriff's Department and the Van Bibber Lake Fire Department all responded to the incident.

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  • Don't Know the circumstance, Hope the individual is alright, But it is a watercraft and you are to have a life jacket and/or a boat cushion. I know an individual who was ticketed at a Brazil pit by DNR.(No disrespect intended)

    -- Posted by c1991 on Wed, Jul 8, 2009, at 9:23 PM
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