Zoar Valley Death

October 9, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Zoar Valley Death

October 9, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT

Gowanda, NY (WKBW)

Two kayakers paddling through Zoar Valley ran into trouble Saturday afternoon. One of the kayakers had a medical emergency--requiring immediate care.

The Gowanda fire department, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's department, Mercy Flight and the Erie County Sheriff's department Air One Helicopter were pressed into service.

Captain Kevin Caffery flew rescue crews to the scene-- where one of the kayakers was performing CPR on the other.

All were flown out of the gorge--the one male needing CPR was pronounced dead.

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