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Kayaker drowns at Husum


An experienced kayaker was discovered unconscious in the White Salmon River near Husum, Thursday around 2 p.m., according to the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office. A group of rafters were performing CPR on the man when officers arrived.

The man, identified as 60 year old Robert S. Rossberg, of Anchorage, Alaska, was transported to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon where hospital personnel were unable to revive him.

Rossberg reportedly has kayaked the White Salmon River numerous times. An autopsy has been ordered and the case is under investigation.


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