70-Year-Old Man Drowns in Yadkin River After Kayak Overturns

WILKES COUNTY, NC - A North Carolina man drowned in the Yadkin River when his kayak overturned Sunday night between Roaring River and Ronda.

A police report says Luther Lee Key drowned shortly around 8 p.m. when his tandem kayak overturned after it was caught in some overhanging tree branches. Key, who wasn't wearing a life vest, was boating with another man.

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Witnesses told police what happened when they arrived shortly before 9 p.m.  

Key, who lived in Roaring River, was 70 years old. No other injuries were reported.

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