Accident Database

Report ID# 530

  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Other

Accident Description

On April 23, 1998 a K-2 flipped soon after launching on the Chattahoochie River near Atlanta . One man made it to shore, but the other, Charles Huggins, disappeared. Local kayak racers joined dive team members in searching the area but found nothing. A construction worker at a bridge project found Huggins’ body on May 6. Neither man was wearing a PFD.

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