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Kayaker Killed Running the Potomac's Great Falls: July 11, 2013

Posted: 10/15/2013
by Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Shannon Christy, a charismatic young paddler, was killed in Great Falls of the Potomac River on July 11th, 2013. After bailing out below Grace Under Pressure, one of the center chutes, she washed over the notorious "Middle Finger" drop into the Subway, a deadly sieve. There is a full write-up of this fatality in the AW Accident Database. The photo shows Steve Fisher and Jason Beakes during the difficult body recovery.

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV