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Kayaker Pinned on White Salmon Strainer: April 12, 2015

Posted: 04/21/2015
by Charlie Walbridge

On April 12, 2015 a Canadian paddler visiting the US was killed on the Farmlands section of Washington's White Salmon River. Denis Brown, 63, flipped in "triple Drop" rapid, did not roll, and washed iunto a strainer on the river right bank. Mr. Brown came our of his kayak and pinned against the strainer, and his boat washed down and lodged against him. There is an excellent report of this and the vigorous rescue attempt available now in the AW Accident Database.

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV