Accident Database

Report ID# 115250

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water
  • Inadequate Equipment
  • Inexperience
  • Poor Planning

Accident Description

Jaymes H. Schoenberg (22) and a partner used packrafts to cross the swollen Sagavanirktok River en route to Arctic Village. Jaymes overturned his boat and was quickly separated from his partner. He was not wearing a PFD.

Fairbanks Daily News Miner, page 1 and 6

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