Gonzaga University has paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a student from Everett who died on a kayak trip organized by the school.
The 18-year-old Gormley was one of seven people on a kayak trip to Rock Lake in Whitman County on April 1, 2012.
The city of Spokane also paid $550,000 to Gormley’s estate, a payment approved by the city council this week.
Rescuers found Gormley in the water wearing a life jacket. He was taken to the hospital but died from hypothermia.
Gormley was a graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School in Everett.
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