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
AL United States 2021-09-22 Johnny Henderson 35 Flooded Area N/A Kayak - Other-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
WV United States 2021-09-17 Unknown Gauley (7 7 (Upper). Summersville Dam to Mason Branch Medium IV+ Raft-
Flush Drowning
Poor Group / Scene Management/ Near Drowning Injury Commericial Read More
Japan 2021-09-17 Tama River II Packraft-
Equipment Trap
/ Fatal Private Read More
WV United States 2021-09-10 Unidentified Man Gauley River 7 (Upper). Summersville Dam to Mason Branch N/A Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
AK United States 2021-09-05 Jeffery DeRonde Eagle River N/A Other-
Swim into Strainer
Inadequate Equipment/ Fatal Private Read More
ID United States 2021-09-02 David E. Roberts 73 Portneuf Ft.Hall Low I Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
AR United States 2021-08-28 Dalton Edwards 29 White River N/A Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
PA United States 2021-08-28 Stephen Matrese 58 Swatara Creek High N/A Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
Russia 2021-08-20 Pyotr Kirienko Levaya Mama High III Packraft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
TN United States 2021-08-17 2 Unidentified Men Pigeon River IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
High Water/ Injury Private Read More
MO United States 2021-08-14 Unidentified Man Mississippi River N/A Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NC United States 2021-08-13 Tony (Antonio) de la Torre 67 French Broad Section 9 III Whitewater Kayak-
Health Problem
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
ID United States 2021-08-09 Nicholas Zawadzki 36 Payette River Below Banks Low III Other-
Flush Drowning
/ Fatal Private Read More
AK United States 2021-08-09 Reese Doyle 36 Tonsina River Lower Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Cold Water/ Fatal Private Read More
MT United States 2021-08-08 Unidentified Man 63 Yellowstone River I Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Fatal Private Read More
VA United States 2021-08-06 William Ellis Glover 60 New River Shumate Falls Low II+ Kayak - Other-
Other
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
OH United States 2021-08-02 Unknown 35 Little Miami Kelly Nature Preserve to St Rt 126 Medium II Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Poor Planning/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
TN United States 2021-07-31 Unidentified Boy 15 Hiwassee 2. Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance Medium II Kayak - Other-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2021-07-30 Owen Harrington 15 Schroon River N/A Other-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
/ Fatal Private Read More
NH United States 2021-07-29 Unidentified Man Pemigewasset River N/A Kayak - Other-
Swim into Strainer
Solo Paddling/ Injury Private Read More

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