(EJInsight) Douglas Tompkins, founder of North Face Inc. and noted conservationist, has died after a kayaking accident in his adopted country of Chile. He was 72.
Tompkins died Dec. 8 from hypothermia after falling into the freezing waters of General Carrera lake amid high winds, the regional government's health department said in a statement.
Bloomberg is reporting that Tompkins's body temperature had fallen to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) by the time the Chilean navy brought him to the hospital in Coyhaique.
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