CATAWISSA — Vahan Hakobyan, 27, of 501 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, has been identified as the man who died while kayaking with friends in the Susquehanna River near Catawissa, according to the Columbia County Coroner’s Office and Montour Township Police.

Columbia County Coroner Jeremy Reese said an autopsy was performed Saturday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center and reported that Hakobyan’s death is consistent with accidental drowning. Reese said no other injuries to Hakobyan were noted during the autopsy.

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