Published on July 10th, 2019 | by Matt Dumoulin

Sea Kayaking Tragedy at Dungeness Bay

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A Washington hiking and kayaking club met at Dungeness Spit for a trip out to the New Dungeness Lighthouse. All seven paddlers were wearing life jackets and the water was 49 degrees.

The weather took a bad turn while out kayaking and the paddlers had flipped into the icy waters. A rescue helicopter picked up Bill Kelley and he was able to recover in an intensive care unit. Jacob Austin and Mandi Walkley passed away as a result of hypothermia.

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