|Boat Type:||Kayak - Unknown|
|Number of Occupants:||1|
|Number in Group:||7|
|Number of Victims:||1|
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|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|
Randolph man dies kayaking in India - Berlin, NH Daily Sun
Ben Hawthorne It hurts to post this. Will Hartman was a good friend, the most relaxed calming presence i have ever had the pleasure to be on the river with. Its not sinking in yet, i dont know what to say but the following is a post from his family. "Early this morning we received word of Will's death. The following is a partial email that describes some of the details. We question but no amount of that or answers will fill the void now or in the future.
This is Josef Burton writing from the US consulate-general in Kolkata, India. On behalf of the consulate and the Department of State, please let me express my condolences to your family in this difficult time. This morning at I received word that Will Hartman drowned between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Indian time while kayaking on the Ummig river near the town of Mawsynram in Meghalaya state. Will was part of a 7 person kayaking group.
The kayaking party recovered Will’s body and contacted International Emergency Response Coordination (a private company) via an Iridium satellite device. Zorba Laloo, a tour coordinator, is working with local guides to get the group of kayakers and Will’s body to a hospital Shillong via land as soon as possible although this may take several hours.. The consulate will attempt to contact the kayaking group once they are back in cell phone range. Will's mom and dad" I have no words right now.
All my thoughts go out to his family at this time.