Man drowns when kayak flips over in Jordan River

A man in his 50s drowned Thursday evening when his kayak flipped over in the Jordan River in Taylorsville. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, June 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man in his 50s drowned Thursday evening when his kayak flipped over in the Jordan River in Taylorsville.

A tweet from the Unified Police Department said the incident occurred in the area of Jordan River Parkway and 4600 South just before 6 p.m.

“The kayak he was in flipped over on a spillway on the Jordan River at 4600 South,” a follow-up tweet said. “The force of the water kept him submerged.”

The man has not been identified pending notification of family members.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

A man in his 50s drowned Thursday evening when his kayak flipped over in the Jordan River in Taylorsville.  Photo Courtesy: Unified Police Department

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