Man dies after medical emergency while boating on Savannah River in North Augusta


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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) – One man is dead after suffering a medical emergency while boating on the Savannah River Friday morning.

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Around 8 A.M., emergency crews were called to help pull two people from the river near the Fifth Street bridge.

We are hearing reports that the victims were in a kayak when it overturned.

According to North Augusta public safety, CPR was performed on one of the victims.

We’ve been told that the male victim has since died.

According to the Aiken County Coroner, drowning was not the cause of his death.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to follow this developing story in the day ahead.

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