State police have identified a 61-year-old man who was killed this weekend while kayaking with his son at Wharton State Forest in Washington Township.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Richard Minteer of Westampton was in a remote part of Burlington County when he hit an overhanging tree limb around 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
The kayak overturned and Minteer fell into a swift current on the Oswego River. He then became entangled in some underwater tree roots, but was soon freed by his son and some other kayakers.
Minteer was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular in the rivers and streams of the forest, which spans more than 100,000 acres and is the largest tract of land in New Jersey's state park system.