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Man feared drowned on St . Joe

Sat., May 30, 2009, 2:21 p.m.

A 54-year-old man is believed to have drowned Friday after a kayaking accident on the St. Joe River in Idaho, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was a veteran kayaker who had 20 years of experience on the St. Joe, the sheriff’s office said.

Four other people were reportedly in his party - one in a kayak and the others riding in a pontoon boat. All members of the party were wearing life vests and other safety gear, according to a news release.

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