OTIS — A 75-year-old man has died while kayaking on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.

Authorities say Hong Sohn of Seoul, South Korea, was kayaking about 300 feet from shore when his kayak overturned today around 10 a.m. He tried to swim to shore but went under.

Sgt. Chris Simmons of the Maine Warden Service says attempts were made by people on the pond to help him but they were unsuccessful.

Sohn, who was vacationing in Maine with his wife, was not wearing a life jacket.