April 18, 2013

Kayak accident sends one to hospital

From Staff Reports

— A kayaker was taken to Hamilton Medical Center Thursday afternoon with unknown injuries after he lost control of the kayak as it was going over the waterfall at Prater’s Mill and went underwater, an official with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said.

The person’s age was unknown, but he was believed to be in his teens or 20s. His girlfriend, who was watching, called 911 and emergency officials responded. His condition at the hospital was not immediately available.