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John Heffernan, 66, was running the Russell Fork Gorge with a group of friends on October 24, 2004. He had run the Russell Fork dozens of times and knew the river well. At the first ledge of Triple Drop Rapid, he flipped, missed a roll attempt, and apparently hit his head. His companions got to him below the rapid and performed CPR without success.

http://tinyurl.com/dsy65
http://gotricities.com/content/article.dna?idNumber=041123094241

http://boatertalk.com/forum/BoaterTalk/692770