UPDATE: The body of the man who died while kayaking in Rhea County has now been recovered. 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms 31-year-old Andrew Gamble of Hamilton County died on Sunday while kayaking on Richland Creek near Back Valley Road.

Gamble, along with two other kayakers, took to the water for a point to point trip along the section of the stream known for white water paddling after heavy rains.

While kayaking, Gamble became trapped under a log. Those with him attempted to help free Gamble.

Gamble was wearing a life jacket. 


PREVIOUS STORY: One person died in a kayaking incident on Richland Creek in Rhea County, Tennessee on December 1.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, three kayakers were on the water along a section of the creek known for white water paddling after heavy rain.

While kayaking, a man from Hamilton County became trapped under a log.

The other kayakers attempted to free the man but were only able to recover the kayak.

The man who died was wearing a life jacket.

The Rhea County Sheriff's Office received the report around 2:07 p.m.

RCSO, TWRA, Rhea County Emergency Management and Tennessee State Parks remain on the scene. 

TWRA says fast-moving waters have made recovery efforts difficult. 

This is a developing story.