Naples man dies after kayak tips over in lake

NAPLES, Fla. -  Authorities say a man died when his kayak overturned in a lake in an East Naples community.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carli Segelson says 65-year-old Walter Coutu was alone when the kayak tipped over Monday afternoon. He was underwater for about 15 minutes.

The Naples Daily News ( ) reports that neighbor Hanz Lange saw Coutu in distress and swam about 125 feet into the lake to try to help. The 71-year-old Lange says he was able to pull Coutu about 30 feet before the man took a last gasp and went under.

Authorities found Coutu's body about 15 minutes after they arrived.


Information from: Naples Daily News,

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