- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 22-year-old Wyoming man has died after his kayak capsized in a lake in Gillette.

Police Sgt. Kelly Alger tells the Gillette News Record (https://bit.ly/2xSaesx) that Anthony Jackle capsized on Monday and swam to an island. However, when he tried to get back in the kayak he lost his balance and fell into deeper water.

Another man swam out to help. Alger says when the man reached Jackle he was panicking so the rescuer had to release Jackle until he stopped panicking.

The rescuer swam to shore with Jackle, who was not breathing. Emergency responders performed CPR and Jackle was taken to a hospital in Denver. Alger says Jackle was removed from life support on Tuesday.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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