NILES, Mich. (WOOD) — A kayaker died Wednesday after falling into the St. Joseph River in Niles, officials say.
Officials were called to the river near the Niles Dam around 8:30 a.m., WNDU, the NBC affiliate out of South Bend, Indiana, reported.
Niles Mayor Nick Shelton posted online that of four kayakers, two were rescued by emergency responders. A third pulled himself from the river.
The fourth was ultimately found in the water around 12:30 p.m., WNDU says. The mayor tweeted later Wednesday afternoon that he had died.
The deceased kayaker’s identity has not yet been released.