Man dies after falling from kayak in Petworth river

A 28-year-old man has died following a kayaking accident in a river in West Sussex on Saturday.

Sussex Police were called to the River Rother, near Petworth, after reports that a man had fallen into the river.

He had been travelling on the river with a friend when he fell from his kayak, police said.

A report is being prepared for the coroner by police who said the death appeared to be accidental. They are not looking for anyone else.

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