Accident Database

Report ID# 903

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • High Water

Accident Description

There were two more flush-drownings on the Rio Grande during a period of exceptionally high water. From late May through early June, the river ran between 5,000 and 6,000 cfs. One death involved a 61 year-old commercial passenger on the “racecourse” section. The boat flipped in the rapids, and five or six other people survived the swim.

Join AW and support river stewardship nationwide!