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Man Dies in Canoe Accident on Fairfax County Lake; 1 Adult, 1 Child Saved

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    A 70-year-old man who was canoeing with a child and another adult has died after a canoeing accident in Fairfax County, police say.

    James Peith, of Clifton, Virginia, died after the canoe capsized in Burke Lake, Fairfax County police said in a statement.

    Rescuers responded to the lake in Burke about 2:20 p.m. One adult and a child had been rescued, but Peith had vanished.

    First-responders searched for Peith by air and using a dive team for hours.

    His body was found about 6 p.m. "using sonar equipment," police said.

    A medical examiner will determine Peith's cause of death.

    Information on the cause of the accident was not released.