Accident Database

Report ID# 700

  • Swim into Strainer
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

Gretchen Nyce, 59, was paddling the Class I-II Lower Loyalsock Creek near Barbours when she and her husband flipped their K-2. According to articles in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette forwarded by Russ Cowles, she was swept under a strainer and disappeared completely. The water level was 5.6' at Loyalsockville, Pa., which is medium-high. Her husband thought he saw her go under a log as he was carried downriver. He made it to shore, searched the area, and notified authorities when he was unsuccessful. Her body was located after a five-hour search by shore based rescuers, boats, and dive units. CW

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