15-year-old lost her life while kayaking

A 15-year-old, of Manchester, lost her life while kayaking, the Tennessee Wildlife Management Agency announced.

She was kayaking with her parents Sunday morning. 

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials, the family was on Duck River in the section below Normandy Dam about 2 p.m. Sunday. 

The girl was wearing a life jacket. She was capsized near Courtner's Mill where the river has cut a channel around the low head dam, News 4 reports. 

She was swept by a downed tree and pinned underwater. Her parents tried to free her but couldn't.

The Bedford County Tech Team, Bedford County Emergency  Medical services, Bedford County Fire, Normandy Fire, Bedford County Sheriff Department and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to the scene. 

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