Accident Database

Report ID# 904

  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

In a tragic scenario Robert Godfrey’s canoe broached on a rock and capsized in Big Black Rapids, a long big water Class III on a river forming the boundary between Maine and Canada. A story in Foster’sOnline, a newsline covering Northern Maine, stated that the 58 year-old was not wearing a life vest and didn’t even know how to swim. He slipped underwater after a brief struggle. His daughter, who was wearing a PFD, swam ashore safely.

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