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Victim identified in deadly kayaking accident in Scott County

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Posted at 9:09 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 09:51:02-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Scott County coroner has identified the man killed in a kayaking accident Wednesday as 26-year-old Eduardo Ponze.

The coroner said Ponze and his fiance were kayaking near the dam at Great Cross Park in Georgetown when both kayaks overturned.

The woman was able to swim to shore, but Ponze remained in the water for several minutes before Swift Water Rescue teams were able to pull him out.

He was taken to Georgetown Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Fish and Wildlife is leading the investigation.