(11-16-20) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is investigating a kayaking accident on Grand Lake that happened on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

ODNR was called at 5:20 p.m. for a kayaker in distress.  First responders found the man unconscious in a personal flotation device upon arrival. 

Samuel Wilson (30) of Gahanna, was pronounced deceased at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.

ODNR reminds all visitors at state parks to be aware of local conditions, such as high or swift-moving water, that can pose additional safety risks and to carefully follow safety instructions from park officials and take note of posted advisory signs.