Originally Posted by basil
There were two kayaking deaths on the Ark last weekend:
1) Pine Creek
2) Class II stretch above Brown's Canyon
I haven't seen any more info on them. Can we learn anything from them?
I'm especially interested in the Pine Creek accident since the guy had the right equipment and support.
There is always some crucial info.
The right equipment doesn't really mean anything... I think it's safe to ASSume the Pine creek was a flush drowning. Long rapid with a big keeper hole halfway down. Sucks but I believe there has been more than one death there... If you want to see the hole in action there's a good video on youtube of EJ taking a little bit of a beating in it from 2007 I think.
The death above browns is really odd to me. This is *maybe* class II water and it didn't sound like a foot entrapment (they recovered the body a mile and a half down river?).