Accident Database

Report ID# 373

  • Equipment Trap
  • Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

A similar incident on Montana's North Fork of the Flathead claimed the life of Rhonda Peterson. Her raft apparently flipped and pinned after hitting a tree 2.5 miles above Camas Creek. The victim had a throw bag and a dry bag clipped into the back of her life vest and was also clipped into the chicken line. She was held underneath the raft after it capsized. Her two companions swam to an island where they remained overnight. They were able to hail a passing raft the next morning.

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