Accident Database

Report ID# 626

  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Solo Paddling
  • High Water

Accident Description

A 45 year old man died after his canoe capsized in rapids on the Connecticut River near Northampton, Massachusetts. Police reported that the victim was not wearing a PFD. I suspect that there were other incidents during the high water period following Hurricane Floyd, and anyone with information about them is encouraged to contact me.

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