Accident Database

Report ID# 835

  • Swim into Rock or Sieve
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

On July 4th the French Broad River near Asheville, NC was running at a high and muddy 8,000 cfs. Heyward Bozart, 52, was camping nearby with his 22 year-old son. They decided to canoe the Class II rapids near Ledge Park. Their boat capsized quickly and the pair was washed away. Mr. Bozart was found dead roughly four miles downstream; his son made it to a small island and was brought to safety by rescue squads.

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