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Kayaker drowns north of Indian Falls

Feather Publishing

A 39-year-old Reno man was killed in a kayaking accident north of Indian Falls on Saturday afternoon, March 23.

According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Dirk Laurie Von-Bradford drowned after he became separated from his kayak about three quarters of a mile above the falls. He was reportedly under water in the river for about 10 minutes.

Von-Bradford was kayaking with two other people when the accident happened about 2:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene after his body was recovered.

Plumas County Sheriffs Search and Rescue and California Highway Patrol air operations handled the recovery operation.

A CHP helicopter was dispatched from Redding.


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