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
NC United States 2024-06-16 Sam Tayler 32 Green River Narrows Low V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
/ Spinal Injury Injury Private Read More
France 2024-06-12 N/A Inflatable Kayak-
/ Injury Private Read More
OR United States 2024-06-09 Tyler Dean Perkins 26 McKenzie River Ollallie to Paradise Medium II+ Other-
/ Injury Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-08 Vilis J. “Butch” Zigurs 74 Roaring Fork IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-07 Cole Brunner Oh Be Joyful Creek V Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Injury Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-06 Unidentified Man 40 Colorado River N/A Inflatable Kayak-
Other
Cold Water/ Injury Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-04 Dylan Wallace 27 Arkansas 01. Granite to Numbers Launch Site Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private Read More
AK United States 2024-06-02 Unidentified Man 26 Tincan Creek Medium IV Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Injury Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-01 Unidentified Woman 18 Colorado River I Standup/Surf Board-
PFD Fell Off
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
CO United States 2024-06-01 Brent Boulter 56 Colorado River Upper Colorado below Gore Canyon High III Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
CO United States 2024-05-30 Ciara Byrne 20 Poudre River III+ Raft-
Other
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
Canada 2024-05-28 Unidentified Man Ottawa River Medium N/A Other-
Equipment Trap
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
AR United States 2024-05-27 Caddo N/A Inflatable Kayak-
/ Injury Private Read More
CA United States 2024-05-26 Jason Stingl 43 Feather, Middle Fork 2. Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
PA United States 2024-05-25 Chad Mumbauer 44 Lehigh River Below Jim Thorpe I Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Inadequate Equipment/ Other Fatal Private Read More
AR United States 2024-05-21 Christopher Jaglin 59 Sugar Creek NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area (6.2 miles) III Kayak - Other-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
VA United States 2024-05-19 2 Unidentified Men 30 N. Fk. Shenandoah Medium I Kayak - Other-
Other
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
AR United States 2024-05-19 Judy Henderson-Bailey 69 Buffalo River Hasty to Carver Low I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
/ Fatal Private Read More
IA United States 2024-05-19 Unidentified Child West Fork of the Des Moines River N/A Kayak - Other-
Swim into Strainer
/ Other Injury Private Read More
IA United States 2024-05-18 Justin Limkemann 39 Iowa River Upper N/A Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More

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