Maryland man killed by falling tree while kayaking

KINGWOOD — The name of a kayaker killed Sunday at the Cheat River by a falling tree has been released by the State Division of Natural Resources.
Andy Malinoski, Press Secretary – Media Relations, for the Office of Marketing & Communications, identified the victim Tuesday as David Treadaway, of Dundalk, Md.
Preston Sheriff Dan Loughrie shared information from Preston 911, which received the emergency call. The call reported the incident occurred  near Seven Islands, south of the Macomber area.
The initial report to 911 was that there was one fatality, one head injury and one with unknown injuries, “however not as severe as the other two.”
“There were some storms that went through the county near that time frame, however unsure if that was the cause of the fall,” according to 911.
Preston County Fire/EMS, the Preston County Swift Water Rescue Team, Tucker County Boat Team and  HealthNet aeromedical responded.

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