North Face co-founder dies in kayak accident

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Douglas Tompkins killed by hypothermia in Chile.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Douglas Tompkins killed by hypothermia in Chile.

The Aysen health service said the wealthy businessman was boating with five other foreigners on Tuesday when their kayaks capsized in a lake in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. Tompkins died later in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Coyhaique, a town 1,700 kilometers (1,056 miles) south of Santiago.

“He had lost consciousness and wasn’t breathing” when brought to the hospital by helicopter, Dr. Carlos Salazar told local television stations.

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