BEDFORD COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - A 15-year-old tragically lost her life while she was kayaking with her parents in Manchester Sunday morning. 

TWRA officials say the family was kayaking on Duck River in the section below Normandy Dam around 2 p.m. 

The 15-year-old girl, who was wearing a life jacket, capsized near Courtner's Mill where the river has cut a channel around the low head dam. 

Crews say she was swept into a downed tree and was pinned underwater. Her parents tried to free her, but swift currents prevented any rescue. 

The Bedford County Tech Team, Bedford County EMS, Bedford County Fire, Normandy Fire, Bedford County Sheriff Department and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency all responded to the scene. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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