Accident Database

Report ID# 837

  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Inexperience
  • High Water

Accident Description

Lastly, on the evening of July 5th, two men and a woman decided to go tubing on Wilson’s Creek. This Class IV run near Morganton, North Carolina was running high following heavy rains. The group had been drinking, and they quickly got into trouble. Bystanders rescued two of the party, but a third person slipped away. He washed downstream and presumably drowned.

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