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Man dies after raft capsized on the Pigeon River

39-year-old Norvell Fleming from Baton Rouge, Louisiana died after his raft capsized upstream from Hartford around 1:40 p.m., according to the TWRA.

HARTFORD, Tenn. — A Louisiana man died Thursday in a rafting incident on the Pigeon River.

According to Matt Cameron with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, 39-year-old Norvell Fleming from Baton Rouge, Louisiana died after his raft capsized upstream from Hartford around 1:40 p.m.

Rafting guides pulled Fleming from the water and started CPR before Cocke County deputies and EMS arrived. Crews took him to Newport Medical Center.

Cameron said the man was wearing a life jacket.