The Bath County coroner says a man who drowned after his kayak flipped over was a Lexington resident.
According to the coroner, the victim was 22-year-old Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa.
Crews began searching for Mutayongwa in the area of Stoney Cove at around 3 p.m.
Dalton Kegley, an eyewitness at the scene, says he and his sister Makenna Highfield saw Mutayongwa and a woman struggling when their kayak flipped.
Kegley says he remembers screams of “I can’t swim.” He was concerned because he didn’t see life jackets.
Kegley and Highfield were able to help the woman to make it out of the water, but they could not get to Mutayongwa before he drowned, according to witnesses.
State police confirm Mutayongwa’s body was later recovered from the water after hours of searching.
Witnesses say people packed the area to comfort the family.