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
United States 2019-10-26 Chip Sizemore 41 Little River Canyon Upper2 Low III Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
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AL United States 2019-10-26 Chip Sizemore 41 Little 1. Hwy 35 to Upper Two Low IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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NM United States 2019-10-26 Chris Oswalt Rio Grande 04. Red River confluence to John Dunn Bridge Low IV Whitewater Kayak-
Other
Solo Paddling/ Hypothermia Fatal Private Read More
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VA United States 2019-10-05 Matthew Smith Russell Fork Gorge Gorge Section:Garden Hole Road (Breaks Park) to KY takeout (4 miles) N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Injury Private Read More
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GA United States 2019-09-21 James Strock 19 Chattahoochee 6 - Metro Hooch - Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill N/A Other-
Unknown
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MD United States 2019-09-21 Unidentified Woman 66 Potomac 2. GW Canal Loop or Violette's Lock to Pennyfield Lock Low II Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Injury Private Read More
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OR United States 2019-09-20 38 Sandy 3. Marmot Dam site to Revenue Bridge High IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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UT United States 2019-09-10 Unidentified Man 57 Green (05. Green River Town to Colorado Confluence 05. Green River Town to Colorado Confluence (Labyrinth and Stillwater) N/A Inflatable Kayak-
Other
One Boat Trip/ Hypothermia Injury Private Read More
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PA United States 2019-09-01 Peter Quigley 46 Youghiogheny 6. Lower Medium III Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Inexperience/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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OR United States 2019-08-31 Tracy Allen 37 N/A Other-
Swim into Strainer
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
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CA United States 2019-08-25 Robson Santos American, S. Fork (8. The Gorge 8. The Gorge (Greenwood Creek to Folsom Reservoir) IV Raft-
Health Problem
Other/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Commericial Read More
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WY United States 2019-08-24 George Erwin Roulhac 69 Snake 5 - South Park Bridge to Astoria Bridge Low II Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Private Read More
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ID United States 2019-08-16 Maximus Samuel Hansen 10 Payette, S. Fork 1 - Grandjean to Deadwood II Kayak - Other-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Other Fatal Private Read More
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ME United States 2019-08-14 Xiaolian Ding 75 Androscoggin River II Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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CA United States 2019-08-14 Unidentified Man Kings, Middle Fork Dusy Branch to S. Fork confluence V Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
/ Injury Private Read More
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MI United States 2019-08-12 Betty Michael 56 North Branch Kalamazoo River N/A Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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MD United States 2019-08-03 Michael Clevinger 32 Potomac 0.7 - Potomac - Dargans Bend Boat Ramp to Potoma Wayside Medium II Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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NY United States 2019-08-03 Lisa Margaritis 48 Hashamomuck Pond N/A Other-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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PA United States 2019-07-25 Christopher Rivera 20 Delaware Delaware Water Gap - Smithfield Beach to Kittatinny Point Visitors Center I Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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CA United States 2019-07-25 30 Unidentified People American River I Raft-
Other
Inadequate Equipment/ Injury Private Read More
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