Accident Database

Report ID# 532

  • Unknown
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold Water

Accident Description

On March 14 a group of three paddlers was canoeing on the Susquehanna River near Dalmatia, PA against a very strong headwind. Materials forwarded to American Whitewater stated that Darron Edmiston, 32, paddling solo, capsized his canoe and disappeared. His buddies did not see the flip, but when the victim's gear floated by they began a search. Darron was reportedly wearing a life vest but no cold weather gear. The body has not been recovered, suggesting that the PFD probably came off.

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