Accident Database

Report ID# 754

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water
  • High Water

Accident Description

The South Fork of the Yuba below Washington, California is a classic Class IV run. According to The Union, a local paper, it was running at 2000 cfs, a high level, on the afternoon of May 4th. That was when David Edrington and his partner began their run. Mr. Edrington, 52, bailed out of his kayak and washed over a ledge. After surfacing, he was able to hold onto his friend’s kayak for a short time before losing his grip. After he disappeared, his partner called 911. A helicopter located the victim’s floating body and directed rescuers to him.

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