Kayaker Dies in High Sierras

Kayaker Dies in High Sierras

Satcher drowns in Cherry Bomb Gorge

Professional kayaker Allen Satcher died Sunday morning in an accident in California's Cherry Bomb Gorge. A Portland, Oregon resident and a member of team NRS, Satcher, 28, was running a waterfall on Cherry Creek in Stanislaus National Forest with a group of people when he was caught in a whirlpool just before 10 A.M. Unable to paddle free, Satcher climbed out of his spinning kayak but went under before his companions could reach him with a rope. He was later pulled from the water and given CPR unsuccessfully. A California Highway Patrol helicopter responded after a member of Satcher's party activated a SPOT tracking device.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee

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