Accidents Since 1973

[ Reported Accidents per Year ]

Completed Safety Committee Reports


Accident Database: 20 Results Found


State/Country Date Name/Age River/Section Flow/Class Boat/Cause Factor/Injury Type/Private
VA United States 2019-03-03 Richard Krause Roanoke River Medium II Kayak - Other-
Flush Drowning
Poor Group / Scene Management/ Injury Private
WV United States 2019-02-24 Nancy Kell 56 Red Creek 2. D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with the Dry Fork Medium II Whitewater Kayak-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Fatal Private
NC United States 2019-02-23 Unidentified Man French Broad 6. NC Route 251 to Route 1634 High III+ Whitewater Kayak-
Other
High Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private
CA United States 2019-02-14 Unidentified Man Escondido runoff channel Near San Diego, CA High N/A Other-
Flush Drowning
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private
WA United States 2019-02-02 Richard Timson 31 Skykomish 2 - Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
OR United States 2019-01-19 Kevin Neidorf 28 Hood 2. Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina High III+ Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
IA United States 2019-01-05 Timothy Chicoine 61 Des Moines River N/A Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private
MD United States 2018-11-19 Susan Lynne King 62 Potomac 0.5 Dam # 4 to Shepherdstown WV High N/A Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
Nepal 2018-11-15 Adrian Kiernan 31 Humla Karnarli N/A Whitewater Kayak-
/ Fatal Private
Costa Rica 2018-10-20 Kevin Thompson Reid Naranjo River High N/A Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Commericial
KY United States 2018-10-08 Matthew Hughes 35 Elkhorn Creek Forks of the Elkhorn Medium III Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private
VA United States 2018-10-06 Brannen Proctor 67 Russell Fork (Bartlick Bridge (VA 611) to Garden Hole Road Bartlick Bridge (VA 611) to Garden Hole Road (Breaks Park) Medium III+ Kayak - Other-
Other
Other/ Physical Trauma Injury Private
AZ United States 2018-09-07 Mike Howard 67 Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead III Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Commericial
IA United States 2018-09-03 John Michael Conley 34 Indian Creek High I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
NC United States 2018-09-02 Unidentified Boy 12 Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser Medium II Raft-
Other
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Commericial
PA United States 2018-09-01 Christopher J. Santana 33 Lehigh 2. Rockport to Glen Onoko Medium N/A Raft-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2018-08-28 Helen Eimers 73 Salmon 8 - Riggins to White Bird Low III Raft-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
OR United States 2018-08-17 Ronald Stevens 84 Deschutes 05. Dillon Falls to Aspen V Open Canoe-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
PA United States 2018-08-13 Large Group Lehigh 3. Glen Onoko to Bowmanstown High II Raft-
Other
High Water/ Asthma Attack Injury Commericial
TN United States 2018-08-11 Unidentified Woman 48 Nolichucky (Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) High IV Raft-
Health Problem
/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Commericial