Accident Database

Report ID# 870

  • Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
  • Does not Apply
  • Inadequate Equipment

Accident Description

On September 13th the Russian River north of San Francisco claimed the life of a 40 year-old woman. The Ukiah, CA Daily Journal said that Corinne Casey was paddling with a friend when trouble struck. The man’s kiwi kayak broached and pinned on a log in strong current. Ms. Casey, who was following close behind in a similar boat, also hit the jam. She broached, flipped, and went underneath both boats. Her friend had hold of her hand briefly before she was pulled underwater. After several minutes she washed free. Her friend chased her along the riverbank, then swam out to grab her in a calm stretch and pulled her ashore. He attempted CPR before climbing to a nearby road and flagging down a car.

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