Accident Database

Report ID# 3649

  • Health Problem
  • Heart Attack / Heart Failure
  • Other

Accident Description

Don Griffiths was an open boat paddler in McCall, Idaho, and a member of the Lower Columbia Canoe Club. If you were lucky, you had the chance to paddle with him at some time in his long career as an open boater. On July 13th, while paddling the Cabarton run on the Payette, Don flipped and swam to shore. Once there, he suffered a heart attack and died. He was 63. He'll be missed by his family and his extended family of paddlers that shared his love of rivers.

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