Lethbridge Kayaker Drowns in Middle Fork

By Beacon Staff

A 50-year-old Lethbridge, Alberta man died Tuesday while kayaking on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

James Fredrick Wilson was part of a group floating from Granite Creek to Bear Creek when his boat capsized in some rocks as he entered the Spruce Park Rapids. He was held under water by the force of the river and drowned, according to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Members of Wilson’s party were able to free him and attempted CPR without success. His body was recovered Tuesday evening.

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