UPDATE: 53-year-old kayaker dies in York County drowning incident


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PEACH BOTTOM TWP., Pa. (WHTM) — A 53-year-old kayaker drowned while kayaking with friends in or around Peach Bottom Twp. Monday evening according to the York County Coroners Office.

Documents state John Beachey, 53, of York County was kayaking with friends when he reportedly had some difficulty and was witnessed separating from the group.

Authorities say he possibly drowned in the area of Paper Mill Rd., in Peach Bottom Twp.

Emergency responders were forced to enter the area by foot as the area is known to be difficult to access.

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