Cumberland Times-News

August 26, 2013

Kayaker found dead in Potomac - 08/27

Cumberland Times-News

— BARNUM, W.Va. — A Virginia man who was kayaking with his son Saturday afternoon was found unresponsive floating in the Pot-omac River near Barnum and was later pronounced dead, according to Maryland Natural Re-sources Police.

Louis Mickelson Peterson, 65, of Herndon got separated from his son between Bloomington and Barnum, police said. A person found him floating, pulled him from the water and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived.

Tri-Town EMS transported Peterson to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe that Peterson had some type of medical condition. He was wearing a life jacket and helmet when found.