Accident Database

Report ID# 4378

  • Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
  • Near Drowning
  • Inadequate Equipment
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

Near Drowning (canoe)

9/6/92 Big Island Ford - A 22- year old woman was in the center of a canoe  with two others. Water level was 3.5 feet. The canoe turned sideways against a log jam and victim’s head was pinned underwater between a thwart and a log. After passing out, friends were able to move canoe after 5 or 10 minutes. Victim was revived with four breathes and made a complete recovery in a few days.

Source: USFS

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