Man Dies After Kayaking Accident

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A Lancaster man died Sunday while kayaking on the Hocking River with his family.

Charles F. Prosh, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene near Chieftain Drive and Stage Road at about 4:11 p.m.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office and Hocking County EMS responded to a call for a person in the water. Prosh was kayaking with family members, when the kayak hit turbulent water near Enterprise.

Prosh fell into the water, his family attempted to rescue him and deputies preformed CPR when they arrived.

The results of an autopsy are still pending, therefore the case also is under investigation.

The Logan Fire Department and Hocking County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.