Accident Database: Accident #2918

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Date: 2008-07-04
Victim: Unidentified Woman
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River: Flathead
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Section: Kerr Dam to County Road Bridge
Location: Near Coal Creek Campground
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Accident Cause: Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Cause Code(s): Swim into Strainer
Injury Type(s): Does not Apply
Factors Code(s): Other
Private/Commercial: Private
Boat Type: Raft
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One hospitalized in July 4th rafting accident

Reporting from KPAX in Missoula

One woman continues to recover from injuries she sustained after her raft slammed into a log jam on the Flathead River on the Fourth of July holiday. Flathead County Deputies tell us a raft collided with a log jam Friday near the Coal Creek Campground, throwing the woman into the water and trapping her under some logs. Emergency responders were able to rescue her, and they performed CPR and then transported her to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. At last check, she is said to be in stable condition. There's no word whether she was wearing a life jacket.

Report Status: Reported

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