Md. authorities say Army veteran dies while paddle boarding

(AP) – Authorities say a double amputee Army veteran from Washington has died while paddle boarding on the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 25-year-old Cody Iorns died Wednesday evening after going out on the water near Annapolis.

Spokeswoman Candy Thomson tells the Capital Gazette Iorns was a double amputee and Army veteran well-known in the paddle boarding community.

Thomson says Iorns went out on the water around 6:30 p.m. with three other people. She says one person in the group saw him face-down in the water and the group attempted to rescue him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Iorns had been profiled by media outlets including National Geographic, which reported he lost his arms in a motorcycle accident. He used prosthetic limbs while paddle boarding.

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