NC man drowns in kayaking accident on Yadkin River in Wilkes County

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Luther Lee Key.

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man died Sunday night in a kayaking accident on the Yadkin River.

The incident happened between Roaring River and Ronda.

Luther Lee Key was boating with another individual, in a tandem kayak, when the kayak overturned after being caught up in some overhanging tree branches.

Key was not wearing a life vest at the time of the accident.

No other injuries were reported.