Accident Database

Report ID# 888

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water

Accident Description

Another kayaker drowned on April 17th at a low-head dam on Minnesota’s Snake River. An Associated Press article said that the four friends who portaged the dam found Jason Ray, 30, floating facedown in the river. He had presumably been recirculated in the hydraulic until he lost consciousness. Rescue workers took him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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