Middle Tennessee girl drowns in kayaking accident on river

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 16:22:02-04

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wildlife officials say a 15-year-old girl drowned while kayaking with her parents on the Duck River in Bedford County.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the family from Manchester was kayaking on the river below Normandy Dam on Sunday when the girl's vessel capsized. The girl was swept into a downed tree and was pinned underwater.

The agency says the couple attempted to free their daughter, but swift currents prevented any rescue. The girl's name was not immediately released. Bedford County is located in Middle Tennessee, south of Nashville.