A Sunriver, Oregon man was killed while kayaking Sunday in Canyon Creek where it flows into the Lewis River.
On Sunday (Nov. 15) at 5:09 p.m., north Clark and Cowlitz County emergency personnel were alerted to an incident involving a kayaker on Canyon Creek. The 9-1-1 caller reported he and two friends had been white water kayaking in Canyon Creek where it flows into the Lewis River near the Yale/Merwin Hydro dam.
The kayakers reported that one of the friends had gotten trapped under water. The kayaker was removed from the water and his friends began efforts to resuscitate him. While one friend stayed behind to continue life-saving efforts, the other paddled back to where they had parked their vehicles, then drove to the Chelatchie Store to call for help.