Accident Database

Report ID# 945

  • Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
  • Other
  • Other

Accident Description

Eric Jackson, in his posting to, recounted the scary consequences of getting off line at Great Falls of the Potomac. In addition to his very impressive skills, Eric has more runs of Great Falls than anyone. On October 8th he missed a boof and became stuck in Charlie's Hole. Knowing of a previous fatality and several harrowing near misses, Eric used all of his playboating skills to hang on until Scott Shipley and Nec Poberj could grab his bow and pull him out. Just shows that you can miss a move and get into trouble no matter how good you are, or how well you know the river. And good friends can really make a difference!

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