Accident Database

Report ID# 803

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Inexperience
  • Other

Accident Description

A run over a low-head dam on the Androscoggin River in Northern New Hampshire proved to be a fatal mistake on May 11th. According to an article in the Manchester, NH Union Leader, two out of a group of three kayakers elected to run a dam about a half-mile north of the junction of Routes 16 and 2 in Gorham. Neither man was wearing a life vest. Both men capsized at the bottom. One man made it ashore, but Ryan Corrigan, 21, disappeared. He was paddling a boat that he’d bought only two days earlier.

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