Matthew Hughes drowned while kayaking down Elkhorn Creek, one of the state’s longest creeks at 17 miles. Hughes had gotten sucked into the undertow after getting too close to a dam.  After holding onto a rope for nearly two minutes, he went underwater.
Matthew Hughes drowned while kayaking down Elkhorn Creek, one of the state’s longest creeks at 17 miles. Hughes had gotten sucked into the undertow after getting too close to a dam. After holding onto a rope for nearly two minutes, he went underwater. Elkhorn Creek photo by Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
Matthew Hughes drowned while kayaking down Elkhorn Creek, one of the state’s longest creeks at 17 miles. Hughes had gotten sucked into the undertow after getting too close to a dam. After holding onto a rope for nearly two minutes, he went underwater. Elkhorn Creek photo by Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Kayaker’s death spotlights Elkhorn Creek’s hidden dangers

October 22, 2018 06:22 PM