An autopsy is underway on the Warrick County man who died Wednesday after a canoeing accident.
69-year-old Bill Chappell of Boonville was on the Blue River with his wife Wednesday when they hit a partially submerged tree and flipped over and he got trapped underneath it.
Bill's family describe him as an outdoors man, a good Christian and a family man that was always willing to lend a hand, but yesterday it was the quick thinking from a grandson and his girlfriend that gave him a fighting chance.
"I told Jacob, their boat had flipped, he jumped out of the boat, left his kayak and starting swimming towards him, and once he got there bill was lodged underneath the tree," Kyla Masterson.
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
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