Kayak from Green River drowning

A 45 year old woman who fell into the water while kayaking on the Green River Sunday died this morning in a local hospital.

Sunday afternoon, King County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 33800 block of SE Green River Head Works Rd when friends of the woman said she had fallen out of her kayak and drifted downstream.

The woman’s friends were able to pull her from the water and started CPR until medics arrived. The woman was transported to a hospital in Auburn in critical condition.

Sheriff’s deputies said the woman was wearing a lifejacket and was properly equipped.

The woman’s name has not been released and the King County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy for cause of death.