Accident Database

Report ID# 104435

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • Near Drowning
  • Inexperience

Accident Description

A facebook live video was circulating on the internet showing a middle aged man with a sit on top kayak stuck in the low head dam on the dupage river with rescue crews working to rope him out. 

Victim is seen wearing a life fest, but no helmet. (this section of river is popular with recreational kayakers, as well as rank beginner whitewater kayakers)

link to facebook video can be seen here:

Video is dated June 29, 2020. There does not seem to be any news articles related to this incident. 

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