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Kayaker Loses Life on Brandywine River


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in northern Delaware are investigating the drowning of a kayaker.

Authorities say the kayaker capsized on the Brandywine River near the North Market Street Bridge was carried down the river by the swift current.

A police officer and a paramedic were able to pull the victim, who was unresponsive, from the water and began CPR.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for northern Delaware, as a cold front and the remnants of Hurricane Florence moved through the region.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.