Completed Safety Committee Reports


Accident Database: 74 Results Found


State/Country Date Name/Age River/Section Flow/Class Boat/Cause Factor/Injury Type/Private
TN United States 2020-06-01 Unidentified Teen Girl 15 Duck River Old Stone Fort High I Kayak - Other-
Swim into Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2020-04-25 Matthew Brannon 32 Richland Creek High I Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2020-03-28 Tyler Flannery 18 Caney Fork Between Gordonsville Bridge and Betty’s Island High I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2020-03-15 Robert Newsome 51 Elk River High I Open Canoe-
Flush Drowning
One Boat Trip/ Hypothermia Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2020-02-22 Kenneth Driver; two teens 43 Tennessee River N/A Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2019-12-01 Andrew Gamble 31 Richland Creek Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2019-07-21 Yariennys Hernandez 15 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III+ Raft-
PFD Fell Off
Other/ Near Drowning Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2019-05-28 Unidentified Man Ocoee Upper Ocoee - Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam IV Other-
Other
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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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 Read More
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TN United States 2018-07-08 Daniel J. Atkinson 38 Sequatchie River N/A Kayak - Other-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2018-06-02 Unidentified Woman Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III+ Raft-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2018-05-06 Anthony Cooper 31 Elk River High I Kayak - Other-
PFD Not Worn or Present
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2017-09-16 Unidentified Women Hiwassee Reliance to U.S. 411 Bridge Medium II Raft-
Other
Inadequate Equipment/ Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2017-06-25 Ernest Lee Wade 59 Collins River High N/A Kayak - Other-
/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2017-06-01 Anna Last 29 Nolichucky River Medium N/A Raft-
PFD Not Worn or Present
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2017-04-06 Wendy Arthur,MD 63 Tellico 3. Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station High III Inflatable Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Cold Water/ Physical Trauma Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2016-07-23 Richard "Ghost" Arceneaux 43 Pigeon 1. Walter's Power Plant at Waterville to Bridge at Hartford Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Inadequate Equipment/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2015-12-18 Eric Bush 59 Nolichucky (Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) High IV Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
Cold Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2015-07-02 Carter Worthington 53 Little Pigeon, Middle Prong (The Greenbrier) The Greenbrier) (3. Porter's Creek Confluence to Hwy 73 Low N/A Open Canoe-
Health Problem
Other/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2014-09-13 Gary Brown 50 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse High Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2014-04-24 Jedidiah Selby 24 Calfkiller River Dam near Main Street, Sparta, TN N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2014-01-12 Two Unidentified Men Obed 4. Obed Junction to Nemo IV Whitewater Kayak-
Unknown
Cold Water/ Other Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2013-08-25 Katherine Tyler Luna 36 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2013-08-24 Marnita McGruder Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse High IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Heart Attack / Heart Failure Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2013-03-11 Steve Senior 65 Little River 1. Bridge at Elkmont to Sinks Low IV Open Canoe-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2013-02-03 Tommy Clapp Big Creek FR221/Peavine Road to US64 Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2013-01-16 Matt Todhunter Little Possum Creek Low V Open Canoe-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2011-07-11 Dick Chijiok 34 Little (3. Elbow to the 'Y' 3. Elbow to the 'Y' (Townsend) Low I Other-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2011-06-19 Andrew Silvershein 14 Ocoee Upper Ocoee - Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam IV Raft-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2011-06-05 Jay McElroy 36 Ocoee Upper Ocoee - Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2011-01-01 Porpon (Paul) Pichanusakorn 27 Tellico 2. Bridge above Bald River to bridge below Jared's Knee High IV+ Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2010-10-03 Michael J. McCormick 54 Ocoee Upper Ocoee - Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam Medium Whitewater Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Spinal Injury Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2010-04-25 Mikah Grant 29 North Chickamauga Creek 3. Bowater Parking Area to Hwy 27 High Raft-
Other
High Water/ Asthma Attack Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2009-05-17 Tony Evans 61 Cumberland, Big South Fork Leatherwood Ford to Station Camp Medium IV Open Canoe-
PFD Not Worn or Present
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2008-12-11 Russel Burrow 31 North Chickamauga Creek 1. Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run V Whitewater Kayak-
Unknown
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2008-08-26 Isaac Ludwig 27 Little Pigeon, West Prong Chimneys Trailhead to Chimneys Picnic Area V Whitewater Kayak-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Head Injury / Concussion Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2007-05-12 Justin Disney 16 Whites Creek High Open Canoe-
Other
One Boat Trip/ Other Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2006-02-05 Christopher Reeves North Chickamauga Creek 3. Bowater Parking Area to Hwy 27 Low III Whitewater Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2005-07-07 Stan Guy 24 Ocoee Upper Ocoee - Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam III Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 2004-06-11 Curtis Ensley 46 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium IV Open Canoe-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2004-03-19 Unidentified Man Little 3. Elbow to the 'Y' (Townsend) II+ Whitewater Kayak-
Unknown
Solo Paddling/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2003-11-19 Unidentified Man Watauga Watauga Reservoir to Boone Lake High II Open Canoe-
Swim into Strainer
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2002-05-04 Ed Mohn 42 Tellico 1. Trout Hatchery to Bridge above Bald River High II Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2002-05-04 Edgar Mauss 43 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse High IV+ Raft-
Flush Drowning
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2001-08-12 Jonathan McKnight 30 Hiwassee 2. Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance Medium II Other-
Equipment Trap
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2001-08-08 Rachel Sarchet 19 Nolichucky Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) Medium IV Inflatable Kayak-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2001-08-01 Unidentified Man Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse IV Other-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Spinal Injury Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2001-04-18 Donald Hunt 9 Cumberland, Big South Fork Leatherwood Ford to Station Camp High IV Open Canoe-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Inexperience/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 2000-07-30 Chris Kelley Ocoee Middle Medium III Open Canoe-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Physical Trauma Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 2000-05-10 Doug Cameron Nolichucky (Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) III Inflatable Kayak-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Head Injury / Concussion Injury Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1999-12-01 Todd Smith 28 Possum Creek, Big Waldens Ridge to Bakewell Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Hypothermia Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1999-11-25 Jack ? White's Creek 1. Rt 68 to Possum Trot/Alloway Bridge (Upper White's Creek) High III Whitewater Kayak-
Other
High Water/ Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1999-10-17 James Richard Wilson 39 Hiwassee 2. Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance Medium II Other-
Equipment Trap
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1999-08-01 Kyle Tyree 24 Little 5. Dam at Melrose to the Tennessee River High N/A Whitewater Kayak-
Equipment Trap
One Boat Trip/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1999-07-08 Amanda Smith 17 Little 4. Townsend to Dam at Melrose Other-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1998-08-22 Bruce Richards 30 Ocoee Upper Medium II Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1998-08-09 Robert S, Davis 53 Ocoee Middle Medium III Open Canoe-
Health Problem
Other/ Other Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1997-11-01 Mike Reisman Ocoee Middle Medium II Whitewater Kayak-
Other
Failed Rescue/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1994-07-29 Harold McAlister 70 Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium IV Raft-
Flush Drowning
Other/ Fatal Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1994-04-16 Michael Hendrickson 25 Obey, West Fork TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake High III Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat Against Strainer
Other/ Hypothermia Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1993-11-30 Unidentified Man Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1993-08-08 Unidentified Man Hiwassee 2. Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance Medium I Other-
Swim into Strainer
Other/ Hypothermia Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1993-06-16 David Cox Ocoee River Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III Whitewater Kayak-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Physical Trauma Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1991-02-02 Jim Brooks Smith Piney River Wash-Pelfrey Road to Spring City High III Whitewater Kayak-
Vertical Pin
Solo Paddling/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1990-06-15 Kyle Altman Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium II Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1990-06-15 Raft Passenger Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III Raft-
Swim into Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1989-07-29 Keven Huff Tellico 3. Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station Low III Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
High Water/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1987-08-11 Randy Provost Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium IV Kayak - Other-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1987-02-02 Mike Culbertson Suck Creek Suck Confluence to Bridge Medium IV Kayak - Other-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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TN United States 1985-06-01 Unidentified Woman Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse Medium III Raft-
Equipment Trap
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1983-04-30 Unidentified Man Stinging Fork Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River Low IV Kayak - Other-
Impact/Trauma
Other/ Spinal Injury Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1982-10-23 John Norton Ocoee Middle Ocoee - #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse III Open Canoe-
Pinned in Boat against Rock or Sieve
Other/ Near Drowning Injury Private Read More
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TN United States 1976-03-01 Diane Scudder 33 Big South Fork, Cumberland Leatherwood Ford and Station Camp Medium II Open Canoe-
Foot Entrapment
One Boat Trip/ Physical Trauma Injury Commericial Read More
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TN United States 1975-04-22 Butch Bilbro 27 Obed 4. Obed Junction to Nemo Medium IV Open Canoe-
Foot Entrapment
Other/ Fatal Private Read More
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