Accident Database

Report ID# 883

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

Accident Description

On December 29th of 2004 Brian Gianelli, 24, and Luke Agosta, 21, tried to take an open canoe down a flooded Granite Creek near Prescott, Arizona. According to an article in the Arizona Republic, witnesses watched as the pair, who were not wearing life vests, got “swallowed” by a powerful eddy. A third paddler swam ashore and called for help.

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