- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - The Clallam County sheriff’s office says a 39-year-old man has died after he was knocked out his kayak by a wave at Neah Bay on the northern tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King said Roland Abiva of Graham, Washington, had just launched his 13-foot kayak from a beach Thursday when it was capsized by a wave and he was knocked into the water. Bystanders quickly came to his aid and found him floating face down in the surf.

They brought him to shore and performed CPR until Makah emergency medical personnel arrived and took him to the Makah Clinic, where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office says Abiva was wearing both a dry suit and a personal flotation device.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide