Accident Database

Report ID# 690

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Inexperience

Accident Description

Dimple Rapid was the scene of three deaths during the 2000 season, making it the worst year on record for this popular Western Pennsylvania river. On September 7th Stewart Hill, 63, fell out of a raft at Dimple Rock. He floated the rest of the rapid, but was unresponsive to rescue efforts by guides. When they got him to shore, he was dead. Guides were baffled when this relatively mild swim had such a tragic result.


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