Completed Safety Committee Reports


Accident Database: 92 Results Found


State/Country Date Name/Age River/Section Flow/Class Boat/Cause Factor/Injury Type/Private
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
ID United States 2018-07-15 Unidentified boy 12 Snake River N/A Other-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Injury Private
ID United States 2018-07-14 Pete Herbst 67 Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run IV Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2018-06-22 Travis Berquist 37 Snake G) Lower Salmon Falls Dam to Bliss Reservoir N/A Raft-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2018-06-09 David J. Glenn 53 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) Medium IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2017-08-28 Greg Senior 50 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks Medium V Raft-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Other Fatal Private
ID United States 2017-08-11 William Navarro 48 Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend III Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2017-06-03 Linsay Rice 31 Little Salmon 2. Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins High IV Raft-
PFD Fell Off
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2017-05-08 James Harson 60 Moyie Meadow Creek to Moyie Falls Dam High III+ Raft-
/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2016-07-19 Mike Olson 46 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) IV Raft-
PFD Fell Off
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2016-06-26 Richard Arave 61 Boise, S. Fork 1. Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2016-06-23 Thomas Harr 68 Salmon 5 - North Fork to Middle Fork II Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2016-04-17 Unidentified Man Salmon, E. Fork of S. Fork 1 - Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek IV Inflatable Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Injury Private
ID United States 2015-05-17 Patrick Lusk 27 Salmon 7 - Vinegar Creek to Riggins Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2014-09-01 Scott Hart 26 Snake River Jefferson County N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Inexperience/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2014-06-27 Joseph R. Kane 50 Salmon (9 - Hammer Creek to Snake River confluence 9 - Hammer Creek to Snake River confluence (Lower Gorge) High Raft-
Flush Drowning
Cold Water/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2014-06-08 Andrew Gray 35 Salmon 8 - Riggins to White Bird High Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2013-07-26 Maj StormoGipson 57 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) Low III Inflatable Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2013-06-05 Eric Weigel 22 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 2012-08-02 Lisa Ann Keating 44 South Fork Snake River Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2012-07-13 Don Griffiths 63 Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run III Open Canoe-
Health Problem
Other/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Private
ID United States 2012-06-17 Tracy Ruby 45 Payette, S. Fork 3. Swirly Canyon III Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2012-06-03 Jonathan Boling 34 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2012-04-21 Mark McCoy 29 Salmon 2 - Stanley to Old Sunbeam Dam III Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-08-14 Boyce Greer 55 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-06-29 Keegan S. Ginther 29 Lochsa 3 - Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge High Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-06-27 Stephen Forster 19 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks High V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-06-26 Cami Oburn 34 Boise, Middle Fork Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale Raft-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-06-16 Brad Davis 47 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2011-05-28 Randy A. Eroen 35 Lochsa 3 - Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2010-08-02 Cassie Conley 20 Boise Barber Dam to Ann Morrison Park Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2010-07-26 Andrew Gardner 9 Salmon 2 - Stanley to Old Sunbeam Dam Raft-
Equipment Trap
Cold Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private
ID United States 2010-06-24 Michael W. Blankartz 28 Spokane Post Falls Dam to State Line Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2010-06-04 Michael Fitzpatrick 59 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) High IV+ Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2009-07-28 Michael Ashe 57 Payette, S. Fork 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station II Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2009-05-29 Dr. Tony Oertling 54 Marble Creek (Tributary of St. Joe River) Tributary of St. Joe River) (Camp 3 to St. Joe Confluence High Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2009-05-23 Frank Veltri 45 Coeur d'Alene Bumblebee Bridge to Cataldo High Raft-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2009-04-19 Dirk Gombert Snake (E) Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir - E) Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir - (The Murtaugh) High IV Raft-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2009-01-25 Sharon Barclay 47 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks V Raft-
Swim into Strainer
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2008-09-04 Patrick Luther Smith 71 Snake, S. Fork Palisades Dam to Launch Site East of Poplar II Kayak - Other-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Hypothermia Fatal Private
ID United States 2008-07-27 Kent Hess 43 Snake River Raft-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2008-07-26 Dan Charboneau 60 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) Raft-
Impact/Trauma
/ Spinal Injury Injury Private
ID United States 2008-07-04 William Studebaker 61 Salmon, E. Fork of S. Fork 2 - Flight Simulator (near Yellow Pine) to S.F.Salmon River Medium V Kayak - Other-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 2007-11-28 Sarah Cox Payette 3. Main Payette - Gutter and Bladder Wave Low Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Other Injury Private
ID United States 2007-08-12 Conrad Fourney 48 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Vertical Pin
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2007-08-07 Sari Starr 58 Boise River II Raft-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private
ID United States 2007-07-02 Dean Fairburn 45 Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run IV Raft-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2007-06-24 Paul Abraszewski 37 Blackfoot (Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek (near Aldridge) Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2006-06-10 Andrew W. Smith 29 SF Payette High Raft-
Flush Drowning
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 2006-05-21 James Stewart 50 Marsh Creek State Highway 21 to Middle Fork Salmon III Raft-
Health Problem
Cold Water/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Private
ID United States 2006-04-26 Jeffrey Daniel Ryan 28 St. Joe 3. Conrad Crossing Campground to Bluff Creek Bridge High III Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2004-06-05 Gail Sparwasser 58 Selway 1 - Paradise to Selway Falls High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2003-05-25 Matt Bartley Salmon, Middle Fork 1 - Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek High IV Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2003-05-25 Vaughn Jones Marsh Creek High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2002-08-24 Nick Conant 35 Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks V Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2002-08-14 Caroline Granger 27 Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run (Deer Creek turnout to Banks) IV Inflatable Kayak-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 2001-05-19 Robert Campbell 50 Boise, S. Fk. Below Anderson Ranch Dam Medium III Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Cold Water/ Hypothermia Fatal Private
ID United States 2000-07-15 Moto Payette, N. Fk. Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Spinal Injury Injury Private
ID United States 2000-06-17 Billy Danford 45 Teton Teton Dam site to Teton Forks Low V Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private
ID United States 2000-05-31 Eileen DiAngelo 44 Salmon River High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1999-08-15 Richard Carson 30 Payette, N. Fk. Smith's Ferry to Banks Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1999-07-04 Jason Armstrong 22 Salmon The Day Stretch Medium III Raft-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1999-05-31 Burt Ole Funk 29 Salmon, S. Fork 3 - East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River High V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1999-05-15 Unknown Man 25 Snake Hell's Canyon Medium Open Canoe-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Hypothermia Fatal Private
ID United States 1998-07-12 Lucas Turner 26 Payette, N. Fk. Smith's Ferry to Banks Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 1998-05-13 Dee Martin Owyhee River High IV Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1998-05-01 Kathleen Callahan Anderson 44 Bruneau Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Unknown
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1997-08-08 Douglas Balls 35 Payette, main stem Below Banks Medium III Raft-
PFD Fell Off
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1997-06-04 Brian Reynolds 23 Payette, S. Fk. Canyon Section High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1997-05-27 Dan Wagner 45 Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Hypothermia Fatal Private
ID United States 1997-05-12 Joel Hathorn 31 Warren Creek Lower Medium VI Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1996-06-30 Neal Larson Selway 1 - Paradise to Selway Falls High V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Physical Trauma Injury Private
ID United States 1996-06-24 Sue Compton 50 Payette, S. Fork (2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) IV Raft-
Other
One Boat Trip/ Near Drowning Injury Private
ID United States 1996-06-17 Melvin Wexler 56 Salmon 2 - Stanley to Old Sunbeam Dam High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Commericial
ID United States 1996-06-09 Clancy Reece 50 Salmon (6 - Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek 6 - Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek (The Main) IV+ Other-
Flush Drowning
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1995-09-17 Unidentified Man Payette, N. Fork 2. Below McCall to Hartsell Bridge above Cascade Reservoir V Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Injury Private
ID United States 1995-07-25 Angela Paulos Salmon, Middle Fork (2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) Medium Raft-
Equipment Trap
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Commericial
ID United States 1995-07-15 Dr. Peter Wittman Payette, S. Fork (2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) Medium IV Raft-
Health Problem
Cold Water/ Asthma Attack Fatal Commericial
ID United States 1995-07-03 Anna Korstad 16 South Fork Payette River Medium II Raft-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Other Fatal Private
ID United States 1995-06-08 Bob Clayton Snake Milner High V Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Other Fatal Private
ID United States 1994-08-28 Patricia Tomosaitis 52 Salmon 8 - Riggins to White Bird Low III Inflatable Kayak-
Unknown
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1994-05-22 Russell Fraleigh 53 Lochsa River 3 - Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge IV Raft-
Equipment Trap
One Boat Trip/ Other Fatal Private
ID United States 1993-06-03 Cynthia Westfall 40 Marsh Creek State Highway 21 to Middle Fork Salmon Medium III Raft-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1992-07-03 Poco Bartels Lochsa 3 - Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge Low IV Other-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1992-07-03 Jim Yetter Payette, N. Fork 4. Smiths Ferry to Banks Low V Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1988-09-04 Tim Houllihan Payette, N. Fk. Smith's Ferry to Banks Medium V Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1988-06-06 Dane Wray 36 Secesh Loon Creek to Lick Creek, 4.6 mi to S. Fork Salmon R. High V Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
High Water/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 1988-05-28 Russell Price Selway Main High V Raft-
Impact/Trauma
High Water/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private
ID United States 1988-05-24 Gregory Luebert Clearwater, S. Fork Hanging Rock to Cougar Creek Trailhead High IV+ Open Canoe-
PFD Fell Off
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1984-08-15 Larry Barkdale 48 Salmon, Middle Fork 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) Low III Open Canoe-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1982-07-11 Chuck Rollins 45 Clearwater, S. Fk. Golden Canyon High V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private
ID United States 1978-05-13 Dr. Walt Blackadar 55 Payette, S. Fork (2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) Medium IV Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Cold Water/ Fatal Private