Accident Database

Report ID# 238

  • Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Other
  • High Water

Accident Description

This Buffalo Creek is a small, low gradient stream in Washington County, PA that was near flood stage following recent rains. On May 22, 1983 wo canoeists were washed into a brush dam where they flipped and swam. The victim was pinned beneath the boat and drowned. No PFD's were in use.

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