Kayaker drowns in Housatonic


CORNWALL — The body of a man from Long Island in New York was pulled from the Housatonic River Saturday evening, Sept. 3, nearly three hours after his kayak tipped over near the Covered Bridge.

Hurricane Irene brought unusually high and fast water for this time of year.

Kenneth Wallace, 54, was kayaking with two other men, who came to shore at about 5 p.m. to report the incident. He was found at about 7:45 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were part of rescue efforts.

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