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HEBER CITY — Officials identified a man Friday who died in a kayaking accident in the Provo River Tuesday.
Kenneth S. Pollock, 50, of Boca Raton, Florida, was kayaking with a group of five people visiting Utah when he tried to get around a bridge in an area that was difficult to navigate, according to Wasatch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jared Rigby. The strong current caused Pollock’s kayak to flip east of Vivian Park in Provo Canyon.
The responding search and rescue team tried to reach Pollock for almost an hour before they were able to pull him from the river, Rigby said. Along with the difficult access in the area due to the bridge, the strong current left Pollock "really caught up," Rigby told KSL on Tuesday.
The state Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a drowning, Rigby said.