Public Submissions (Initial reports not yet confirmed by AW Safety Committee)

Accidents Since 1973

[ Reported Accidents per Year ]

Accident Database

20 Completed Safety Reports Found

State/Country Date Name/Age River/Section Flow/Class Boat/Cause Factor/Injury Type/Private Links
ID United States 2021-02-09 Keyshia Fenton 18 Payette 3. Main Payette - Gutter and Bladder Wave N/A Raft-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
KY United States 2021-01-17 Jacob Stover 16 Ohio River N/A Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
KY United States 2021-01-16 Dakota ? Russell Fork, Lower (Breaks Park River Access to below Elkhorn City Breaks Park River Access to below Elkhorn City (2.5 - 6 miles) N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Other
Other/ Injury Private Read More
OR United States 2020-12-24 David Schenderlein 60 Willamette 2. Alton Baker Park to Peoria Boat Landing High I Other-
Swim into Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
WA United States 2020-11-15 Blaine M. Davis 20 Canyon Creek (Lewis River trib.) Lewis River trib.) (2 - Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir High V Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
High Water/ Other Fatal Private Read More
PA United States 2020-11-11 Alden Henry Black Moshannon Creek Gorton Road to Rt. 53 Bridge Medium IV Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Darkness/ Injury Private Read More
Mexico 2020-11-03 Dan Braly 58 Rio Santa Maria Fourth Canyon Low IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Commericial Read More
TN United States 2020-10-24 Robert “DJ” Young 26 Chickamauga Creek Low I Kayak - Other-
Other
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
United States 2020-09-29 Armani Alicea 28 Ocoee River Middle Ocoee Medium IV Raft-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Asthma Attack Fatal Private Read More
United States 2020-09-22 Samuel Crosby III 33 Gauley Upper Medium V Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Physical Trauma Injury Commericial Read More
WV United States 2020-09-21 Sam Davis Kanawha River Kanawha Falls near Gauley Bridge IV Whitewater Kayak-
Other
One Boat Trip/ Injury Private Read More
AR United States 2020-09-18 Rebekah Anne Bryany 18 Caddo River Caddo Gap to Glenwood Medium II Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
AR United States 2020-09-13 James Stephenson 41 Caddo (Norman to Amity Norman to Amity (29 miles) I Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
TN United States 2020-09-13 Louvella Yelton Arrowood 64 Nolichucky (Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
VA United States 2020-08-30 Brandon Chiles 40 Rappahannock (2. Remington 2. Remington (Route 15/29) to Kellys Ford I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
MT United States 2020-08-30 Ronald Newton 62 Flathead, North Fork 1. Canadian Border to Blankenship Bridge N/A Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
ID United States 2020-08-25 Steve Polumsky 62 Selway 2 - Selway Falls to Clearwater River Low I Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
AK United States 2020-08-22 Richard Hoverstein 52 Ressurection River I Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
MT United States 2020-08-22 Cleve Loney + 69 Missouri River N/A Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
CO United States 2020-08-16 Jane Doe 13 South Fork of the South Platte River Deckers to Confluenct Medium II Other-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Inexperience/ Injury Private Read More

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