North Face founder dies in kayaking accident

December 9, 2015 12:01 PM

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Douglas Tompkins, a noted conservationist and the founder of the clothing brands North Face and Esprit, died on Tuesday after a kayaking accident on General Carrera Lake in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. He was 72.

His death was confirmed by Coyhaique Regional Hospital, where Tompkins was flown with severe hypothermia. The health service in the Aysén administrative region said Tompkins was boating with five other foreigners when their kayaks capsized. Tompkins died in the intensive care unit of the hospital in...

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