April 19, 2013

Kayaker dies after accident at Prater's Mill

From Staff Reports
The Daily Citizen

— A Dalton man has died after a kayak accident at Prater's Mill on Thursday.

Frank Bentley Fetzer, 27,1173 Holly Grove Circle, was pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Whitfield County Coroner Bobbie Dixon said. The cause of death was drowning.

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. His girlfriend, who was watching, called 911 and emergency officials responded.