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Full Report: Kayaker dies in North Yorkshire

A kayaker who died when he got into difficulties in a swollen river has been named as Matthew Baird-Parker. His family say that he was active, and full of life.

He became tangled up in a tree yesterday afternoon on the River Arkle, near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales.

Dozens of local volunteers went out to try and rescue him.

Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.

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