MILLTOWN, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a 69-year-old man died after his canoe
capsized on a southern Indiana river where a 16-year-old girl drowned while
swimming nearby the day before.
State conservation officers say William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing
with his wife on the Blue River near the Crawford County town of Milltown on
Wednesday when they struck a partially submerged log and he became trapped
underneath. Chappell was freed by his grandson, but he died after being
taken to a Louisville hospital.
The canoe accident happened about a mile from where Alissa Knight of New
Salisbury was swept away by the riverís current while trying to swim across.
The North Harrison High School studentís body was found about a half mile
downstream in the rural area about 30 miles northwest of Louisville.