(WABI) – The accident happened just before 3:00 p.m. on the Saint George river.
Game Wardens say 60-year-old Jim McLarty was kayaking through some small rapids with a group of friends when his craft capsized.
By the time the others managed to get McLarty out of the water, he was unresponsive.
They performed CPR for several minutes, but when rescue crews arrived on scene, they pronounced McLarty dead.
Wardens say McLarty was wearing a lifejacket.