Accident Database

Report ID# 444

  • Impact/Trauma
  • Physical Trauma
  • Poor Planning

Accident Description

The Crested Butte, Colorado Chronicle describes a situation in which a paddler missed his line at the brink of "Stupid Falls", a 60 foot drop on the Upper East River. The lucky survivor apparently pinned vertically part way down the drop, bailed out, and washed over the last 30 feet of the drop. Aside from a broken foot suffered in the initial impact the sustained only cuts and bruises. He was treated and evacuated by a local rescue squad.

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