The mily posted to social media that her boat was found pinned against the right side of the river, but they will never know exactly what happened.
Noakes was a native of New Zealand and a member of her countrys national free kayak team for many years.
The Asheville CitizenTimes reports yearold Maria Noakes of Bryson City died Saturday as she paddled down the Cheoah River with her youngest son and two of his friends. All were considered expert paddlers.
ASHEVILLE Authorities say a worldclass kayaker has died in an accident on a North Carolina river.
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The accident occurred about p.m. on Saturday. North Carolina Fish and Wildlife Commission officer Zach Allman said the cause of the accident is under investigation.world newsWorldclass kayaker dies in accident on North Carolina river