UPDATED – (1-2-20) – Law enforcement officials have identified the man who died Wednesday in a Niles kayaking accident.

Jean Claude Mutabazi (40) of South Bend, has been identified as the deceased. He was kayaking with Tom Lehman, (72) of South Bend, Ted Knudson (81) of South Bend  and Pierre Celestin (37) of Berkeley, California

(1-1-20) In Facebook postings  oday from Niles Mayor Nick Shelton on the kayak tragedy just south of the dam at Riverfront Park.

Mayor Nick Shelton

I am saddened to report that the fourth kayaker has passed away. Names have not yet been released. Please keep the victims and their families in your thoughts.

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