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14 year old Mckinley Day from Farndon, died canoeing in the Beaver river, Croghan, upstate New York during an outing with friends and relatives on Friday afternoon.
Following the tragedy, his parents Lesley and Adam posted a message to the youngster's friends on his Facebook page. It said To all Mckinley's friends. We are devastated to tell you our son sadly past away while on holiday in USA. We will always love and miss you. We shall inform you all later of any funeral details.''
A spokeswoman for Lewis County Sheriff's Department said Mckinley was in a canoe when it tipped over She said: ``He was out in a canoe with another person and it tipped over and the other person was able to swim to shore but he wasn't.'' An off-duty state police trooper from Idaho and his lifeguard niece found Mckinley under 8ft of water minutes after he shouted for help.