Kayaker dies in northern Whitman County

An 18-year-old Spokane man died after he and two other kayakers capsized on Rock Lake in northern Whitman County on Sunday.

According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, three kayakers in a group of seven tipped over on the south end of the lake in Whitman County at around noon. One was able to make it to shore, but the other two needed to be rescued.

One person was taken by ambulance to a hospital. He is said to be in good condition. The other person was taken to a hospital by helicopter, and later died.

Investigators believe the windy conditions and rough waves caused the kayaks to tip over. No names were released.

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