|Reach #:|| |
White Salmon [WA]
|Section:||3 - Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners|
|Location:||Lower Zip Zag|
|Gauge:||2.75 @ Husum|
|Boat Type:||Kayak - Creek Boat|
|Number of Occupants:||1|
|Number in Group:||4|
|Number of Victims:||1|
|Other Victim Names:|
|Hazard Codes:||Blast rock, Low Head Dam, High Water, Hydraulic/Keeper Hole, Man-made Debris Strainer, Pin/Broach, Rocks that cause blunt trauma, Natural Strainer or Sieve, Water Temp, Waterfall|
Morgantown Man Killed in Kayaking Accident
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on August 03, 2012 @ 4:27PM
On Friday authorities in Klickitat County in Washington state informed us that a 27-year old Morgantown man died in a kayaking accident.
Christopher Alan Schwer was kayaking with a few of his friends on the White Salmon River on Wednesday night and got caught in a stretch of heavy rapids within a deep gorge according to investigators. They say he was wedged underwater in a log jam.
Crews finally found his body on Thursday night.
Kayaker dies on White Salmon River
THE YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC
POSTED ON Friday, August 03, 2012
GOLDENDALE, Wash. - A kayaker from West Virginia died Wednesday after becoming wedged under water in a log jam on the White Salmon River in Klickitat County, according to a Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office news release. The incident was reported about two miles north of BZ Corner at about 8 p.m. in a stretch of heavy rapids in a deep gorge, according to the news release. Recovery efforts had to wait until Thursday. Christopher Alan Schwer, 27, of Morgantown, W.Va., had been kayaking with local friends when the incident occurred, according to the release. His body was recovered at about 7 p.m. Thursday.