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Accident Database: 78 Results Found

Completed Safety Committee Reports

State/Country Date Name/Age River/Section Flow/Class Boat/Cause Factor/Injury Type/Private
NY United States 2018-05-26 Molly Superchi 35 Moose 3. Bottom: Fowlersville to Lyons Falls V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
/ Spinal Injury Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2018-04-05 James Ratchford 37 Ellicott Creek Glen Falls - Williamsville IV Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Physical Trauma Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2018-02-13 David Vena 49 Wallkill Walden to route 213 at Sturgeon Pool High II Kayak - Other-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2017-07-03 Kevin Moak 43 Mohawk IV+ Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2017-07-03 Unidentified Man 64 Sacandaga, W. Branch Whitehouse to Sacandaga Campsite III Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Inadequate Equipment/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2017-06-01 Unidentified Man 28 Hudson 1. Indian River to North River Medium IV Raft-
/ Injury Commericial Read More
NY United States 2017-04-19 Kirk R. Jones 53 Niagara River Niagara Falls High VI Other-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2016-10-16 Mariah Mahaney Moose River 3. Bottom: Fowlersville to Lyons Falls Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
/ Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2015-09-05 Jordyn Engler 14 Esopus Creek 2) Allaben Portal to Phoenicia Medium III Other-
Swim into Strainer
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2015-07-20 Unidentified Man Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis Medium II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Cold Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2015-06-14 Unidentified Man 75 Hudson River The Glen to Warrensburg Medium II Whitewater Kayak-
Health Problem
Other/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2015-03-14 Ted Engelhardt Belson Creek Near Ripley, NY High V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Hypothermia Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2014-07-26 Unidentified Man Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Commericial Read More
NY United States 2014-07-07 Unidentified Boy 14 Schroon Warrensburg to Thurman Station Other-
Equipment Trap
Inexperience/ Other Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2014-05-11 Elliott Mullings 21 Grass 1. Lampsons Falls to Downerville High VI Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2014-05-11 Donna Bailey 58 Chemung River I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2013-08-15 Davin Harrison 20 Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis High II Raft-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2012-09-27 Tamara Blake 53 Hudson 1. Indian River to North River Low III Raft-
/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 2011-10-16 William De Angelis 62 Moose 2. Lower: Rock Island to Fowlersville Medium IV Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Spinal Injury Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2011-10-15 Unknown Man Moose 3. Bottom: Fowlersville to Lyons Falls High Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2011-08-28 Dr. Peter Engel 53 Croton River Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2011-05-28 Angelo Zotto 71 Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis High Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2011-04-30 Ronald Roth 67 Black River High Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2011-04-17 Nicholas Kozemko 24 Catharine Creek Near Veteran, NY Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Cold Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2010-09-30 Unidentified Man Beaver 1. Moshier Section Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2009-08-23 Hin Hon Siu 36 Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis Medium II Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2009-03-13 Unidentified Man 40 Niagara Niagara Falls Other-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Cold Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2007-07-14 Elaine A. Dier 52 Esopus Creek Medium II Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2007-06-10 Jose Rivera 66 Hudson 4. Spier Falls to Sherman Island Low I Open Canoe-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 2007-05-12 Three Boys Ten Mile River Open Canoe-
Swim into Strainer
One Boat Trip/ Other Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2007-04-27 Frank Lampman 33 Saranac River 2. Silver Lake Road to Redford Medium N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Hypothermia Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2007-04-17 Unknown 14 y.o. girl 15 Basic Creek High Open Canoe-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Hypothermia Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2006-06-06 Olivier Tardif 35 Ausable, W. Branch "Whiteface" Section High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2006-05-06 Mark Dragoon 28 Ausable Keeseville to US Route 9 High IV Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2005-07-14 Pnina Ganzfried 32 Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis II Inflatable Kayak-
Health Problem
Other/ Other Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 2004-08-17 Calvin Hewitt 7 Neversink I Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2004-08-15 Fred Stewart 24 Neversink 1. Rock Hill to Oakland Valley High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2004-07-10 Layton Ledgister 52 Delaware Shohola II Kayak - Other-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 2004-04-11 Linda Weiss 32 Mettawee Raceville to Grays Corner Medium IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2004-03-13 Eric Roosa 25 Wallkill Walden to mouth I Open Canoe-
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2003-09-28 James Williamson 58 Oswegatchie River II Open Canoe-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2003-08-12 four camp counselors Boquet Spit Rock Falls High VI Other-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2003-07-04 Richard DiLaurenzio Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2003-06-02 Obinna Okoro 17 Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis High II Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-09-04 Richie Ginsburg 50 Raquette 5) Stone Valley: Colton to Brown's Bridge Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Equipment Trap
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-07-20 Larry Kerwin 49 Esopus Creek Big Indian to Allaben II Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-06-15 Mr. Bryant 68 Grass 1. Lampsons Falls to Downerville III Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-06-10 Nicole Coppolino 17 Esopus Creek Big Indian to Boiceville Medium III Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-04-16 William Peace 34 Hoosic Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse N/A Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2002-03-15 Robert Versailles 25 Oswegatchie River Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge High II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2001-07-21 Unidentified Man 70 Delaware River Medium II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 2001-04-11 David Golley 19 Chittenango Creek High III Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 2000-10-29 Jason Moose 3. Bottom: Fowlersville to Lyons Falls Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Solo Paddling/ Head Injury / Concussion Injury Private Read More
NY United States 2000-04-01 John Tenz 57 Cattaraugus Creek Zoar Bridge to Gowanda (Zoar Valley) High III Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1998-11-29 Martin Parkinson Jr. 45 Moose 2. Lower: Rock Island to Fowlersville Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Equipment Trap
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1997-04-06 Unidentified Man Moose River 2. Lower: Rock Island to Fowlersville High V Raft-
Impact/Trauma
High Water/ Spinal Injury Injury Commericial Read More
NY United States 1996-09-28 Unidentified Couple Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis Open Canoe-
Other
Other/ Injury Commericial Read More
NY United States 1996-06-26 Peter Duffy Hudson River Upper Hudson Low III Raft-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 1995-01-15 Justin Van Ness 25 Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch Aurora to West Seneca Medium Whitewater Kayak-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1993-03-31 Teenaged Boy 15 Kaaterskill Creek High Falls to Catskill Creek High III Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1992-06-06 Gordon Mckinney Esopus Creek 2) Allaben Portal to Phoenicia High II Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1992-06-06 Gordon McKinney 57 Esopus Creek 2) Allaben Portal to Phoenicia High III Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1990-06-17 Jesse Sharp 28 Niagara Niagara Falls Medium VI Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1990-04-28 Unknown Man Delaware River Mongaup Wave Medium II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 1990-04-28 Madeline Bruckner 26 Hudson 1. Indian River to North River High IV Raft-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Cold Water/ Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 1990-03-19 Dean Middleditch 23 Salmon (Lake Ontario) Lake Ontario) (2. Route 2A to Black Hole through Pulaski High III Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1990-03-17 Dr. George Lesher 64 Normans Kill Normansville to Route 32 High II Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1988-05-28 Mark Minchon Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis High II Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1987-11-16 Unidentified Group Delaware Hancock to Port Jervis II Open Canoe-
Other
Inexperience/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 1987-04-05 Ben Hegner 20 Shawangunk Kill River Low VI Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Cold Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1986-05-04 Russel Phillips 23 Moose 3. Bottom: Fowlersville to Lyons Falls Medium V Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1985-05-26 2 Women 45 Black 6. Watertown to Brownville Medium IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Inexperience/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Commericial Read More
NY United States 1983-04-24 Mike Malone Chichester Creek IV Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Injury Private Read More
NY United States 1979-03-29 Chuck Rollins Kaaterskill Creek Along Rte. 23A to Palenville IV Whitewater Kayak-
Vertical Pin
Cold Water/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
NY United States 1977-05-07 Unidentified Man Hudson River 1. Indian River to North River High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1975-10-04 Gene Bernardin Ouleout Creek Wagner Hollow Road Bridge to Route 357 High II Whitewater Kayak-
Foot Entrapment
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
NY United States 1975-08-29 Edward J Utnik Niagara Niagara Gorge V+ Other-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Injury Commericial Read More
NY United States 1960-07-08 Jim Honeycutt 17 Niagara Niagara Gorge N/A Other-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More