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This is not the kind of story we like to report.  In fact, we are stunned. The Washington Post reports that Cody Iorns, the amazing double amputee who impressed all of us with his paddling skills and determination died last night in the Chesapeake Bay.

Here’s the Post’s brief story:

“A paddle boarder died Wednesday evening while in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md., officials said.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police said in a Twitter message that the paddle boarder was identified as Cody Iorns, 25, of Washington, D.C. He was paddle boarding off Tolly Point, according to officials.

The natural resources police said he had a “medical emergency.”

According to WJLA, Iorns was a double amputee. He had served as a field medic in the Army before he lost both his arms in a motorcycle accident two years ago.”

Here is what the Capital SUP crew posted

We had the opportunity to talk with Cody earlier this month at the Bay Bridge race.  See our interview here. 
Cody was an inspiration to anyone who every saw him paddle or race.
To say we are stunned is an understatement.
Sending our thoughts and love to all of Cody’s ohana.
LS
Lisa
Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

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