Here is the post on the Chattanooga Area Boating Information FB page: We had a lot of rain yesterday afternoon and last night. On Richland Creek: there is a bad log in the right side of Screaming Left Hand Turn. Do NOT do the high water boof onto the shelf on the right
Clay Wright message: It was a solid local group on Henderson- an upstream trib that’s class 5, they came into the classic ‘Richland creek’ section - which is pumping when Hendy is in - and the high water line to one of the biggest rapids had a tree in it.
person dead in kayaking accident in Rhea County Sunday
News Channel 9, Chattanooga, TN
December 1st 2019
COUNTY, Tenn - TWRA
Wildlife Officers confirm one person is dead on Richland Creek, near Back
Valley Road in Rhea County. First
responders remain on scene and recovery efforts are still underway. Officials
say fast-moving waters with deep water holes of 8 feet to 10 feet made recovery
says three kayakers took to the water for a point to point trip along the
section of the stream known for white water paddling after heavy rains. While
kayaking, a 31-year-old man from Hamilton county was trapped under a log. Those
with the man attempted to save him but were unable to do so. Officials say the
man was wearing a life jacket.
The Rhea County Sheriff's Office, Rhea County Emergency Management and
Tennessee State Parks remain on the scene. Recovery operations are underway to remove the body from the creek near Back Valley Road.