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Report ID# 115256

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  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water
  • Poor Planning
  • Solo Paddling
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

In the summer of 2015, a German paddler disappeared in the Søndre Strømfjord near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. He was paddling down the fjord during a multi-day trip. He checked in with his PLB the evening before. It appears to have been windy on the fjord on the day he disappeared. The Søndre Strømfjord is an almost linear, 170 km fjord which can funnel strong winds from the ice sheet.

 

The actual date of this incident is not known.

https://thingstolucat.com/2019/08/15/packraft-fatalities/

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