Accident Database

Report ID# 3359

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • Hypothermia
  • Inexperience
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description


3 die in canoe accident in northwest SD

Butte Co. Sheriff Fred Lamphere says 3 people from Rapid City died in a canoeing accident on the Belle Fourche River. Lamphere says the canoe went over a dam and was sucked into the turbulent waters below late Sun. morning (06-27). The victims were identified as 38-y/o Jeramy Rogers, 11-y/o daughter Sierra Rogers and 26-y/o Andrew Korth, a family friend. The only person to survive the accident - 8-y/o Isabella Rogers, another daughter - walked 2 hours to U.S. Highway 212 and flagged down a motorist.


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