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Berlin man dies while kayaking


DUMMER - A Berlin man apparently suffered a medical emergency and died Saturday while kayaking with his wife on the Upper Ammonoosuc River.

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The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department identified the victim as Keith E. Whitten, 58.
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Authorities said Whitten was kayaking with his wife, Sharon, around 2 p.m. when his kayak rolled over. When his wife realized Whitten was not moving, she got him to shore, called 911 and started CPR, according to a news release.
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Emergency responders tried to resuscitate Whitten with a defibrillator, but were unable to do so.
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Personnel from Fish and Game, Milan/Dummer Ambulance, Milan Fire and Rescue and state police responded to the scene.
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