ELLERY, NY (WNY News Now) – An Ohio kayaker who overturned his craft on Chautauqua Lake last week has died.
Family of 73-year-old Paul Maxim announced his passing as part of an online fundraiser.
Maxim was found unconscious when first responders arrived on scene last Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Deputies immediately began CPR before he was rushed to the hospital.
An online fundraiser has raised over $30,000 to help cover funeral expenses and other medical bills for the father, who was described by his family as a lifelong traveler.
A final service and funereal is expected to take place in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday.