Accident Database

Report ID# 827

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

There were two more drownings at a dam on the Great Miami River near Dayton, Ohio. The first accident occurred on August 15th and involved a father and his two sons in a canoe. According to the AW’s Doug Sauer, who watched the TV news and sent web postings, they capsized in the backwash of a low-head dam after they tried to recover balls that were caught there. The father and one of his boys survived, but a second 9-year-old son did not.

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