A man died after a kayaking accident on the Linville River in Burke County on Saturday evening. 

WSOC reports about 50 emergency responders assisted in the Linville Gorge and officials said it took about six hours to find the man.

According to the report, the possible drowning happened on the Pinch-in Trail on the western side of the gorge off Old North Carolina 105.

The trail is very steep and rugged, making the rescue dangerous in the dark.

Officials said the man is from out of state and no other injuries were reported.