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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. (WSMV) - A 60-year-old man died Saturday while on a kayak trip with two others on Percy Priest Lake.

The group of three were paddling near the East Fork boat ramp on the East Fork of the Stones River when one of the kayakers, identified as Larry Basler, of Murfreesboro, capsized and began calling for help.

Basler was rescued to the bank by other paddlers in the group where they began CPR until rescue crews arrived.

Basler was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. He did not recover and died Sunday evening.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation at this time.

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Blake was born and raised in Central Ohio where he began working in TV broadcast in 2011 before moving into morning radio. Blake joined the WSMV team in October 2019. Any news stories and ideas can be sent directly to blake.summers@wsmv.com

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