Kayaker Dies After Cardiac Emergency in New York River - NBC New York

Kayaker Dies After Cardiac Emergency in New York River

The kayaker was with a group of people Thursday evening when witnesses saw him capsize and become entangled in debris

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    Kayaker Dies After Cardiac Emergency in New York River
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    • State police say an autopsy shows a 72-year-old man who died while kayaking on the Chenango River suffered a cardiac medical emergency

    • The kayaker was with a group of people Thursday evening when witnesses saw him capsize and become entangled in debris

    • Several people tried to perform CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead after emergency personnel arrived at the scene

    State police say an autopsy shows a 72-year-old man who died while kayaking on the Chenango River suffered a cardiac medical emergency.

    Troopers identified the kayaker Friday as Dennis Healey of Chenango Forks. Police say Healey was kayaking with a group of people shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday when witnesses saw him capsize and become entangled in debris.

    Several people were performing CPR on Healey when police arrived. Broome County ambulance personnel took over care but Healey was subsequently pronounced dead.

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