The North Face co-founder Doug Tompkins killed in kayaking accident

Kris Tompkins, left, and Doug Tompkins, right (www.tompkinsconservation.org)

The co-founder of outdoor clothing company The North Face has died following a kayaking accident in Chile.

Doug Tompkins was out with a group of people in Patagonia, when six of the paddlers capsized.

Rescue crews pulled the 72-year-old out of the water. He later died of hypothermia in the hospital.

Tompkins also co-founded Esprit clothing.

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