Accident Database

Report ID# 3090

  • Swim into Strainer
  • Near Drowning
  • Cold Water

Accident Description

Someone swam below baby gorilla and washed into a drop that was obstructed by a tree. He spent somewhere between 10-20 minutes underwater with an airpocket before rescuers were able to shift the log to free the victim. There was a large crew standing by and he was hiked off the creek with hypothermia. The rescue involved many different ideas and was culminated by a group of advanced paddlers with swift water rescue skills. SWR skills prevented a fatality

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