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Old 01-17-2011   #1
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Fatal Accidents Reported to American Whitewater January-June 2010

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Charlie Walbridge, AW Safety Editor

Fatal Accidents reported to American Whitewater June-December 2010

2010-12-07 Congo Hendrik Coetzee 35 Kayak Lukugu(White Nile) flat water between rapids FW Eaten by crocodile

2010-10-13 NC Alexander Gillespie 51 Kayak Little River Cape Fear R. tributary Morrison Bridge to Ft. Bragg X Low-Head Dam

2010-10-10 WV Mark Hanna 55 Kayak Gauley Upper Pillow Rock Rapid V Undercut Rock Pin

2010-10-02 WV Carl Schneider 35 Kayak Blackwater R. Upper; Flatliner Falls V Vertical Pin

2010-10-01 CT Doreen Wallace & James Lind 50, 46 Rec. K-2 Norwalk River Cannondale Bridge to Mouth X Low Head Dam

2010-09-20 WV Matt Haynes 21 Raft Gauley Upper; Fingernail Rock IV Undercut Rock Pin

2010-09-19 WV Jie An Yang 25 Comml Raft Gauley Upper Iron Curtain Rapid IV Undercut Rock Pin

2010-09-15 TX Rodney Dial 50 Rec. K-2 Brushy Creek West of AW Grimes Road II+ Tree Pin

2010-09-05 OR Sheldon Cross 63 Drift Boat McKenzie River Olallie CG to Leaburg Dam ? No PFD

2010-09-05 OR Autumn Lee 33 Raft McKenzie River Paradise Campground to Forest Glen Park ? Tree Pin

2010-09-04 MT Jerry Pohlman 68 Raft Missouri River Near Tower Rock State Park ? No PFDs

2010-09-02 WY Robert Merrill 49 Comml Raft South Fork Snake River Above the Spring Creek
boat ramp ? No PFDs

2010-08-29 CA Susan Marie Kaiser 37 IK N. Fork Feather Lowbin Section a half mile above the final takeout III Undercut Rock Pin

2010-08-02 UT Jos. Glasser; Kelly Glasser 49, 50 Kayaks Jordan River Utah Lake to Rose Park X Low-Head Dam

2010-08-01 WY Joel Fegarido 46 Swim Rescue Snake Alpine Canyon III No PFD

2010-07-18 CA Lilly Morales 11 IK Clear Cr. (Sacramento trib.) Whiskeytown Reservoir to Sacramento Valley ? No PFD; Bad gear

2010-07-16 WA Russelle Yap 17 Raft Skykomish Big Eddy to Monroe ? No PFD; Tree pin

2010-07-11 CO Kimberly Appelson 28 Raft Arkansas Railroad Bridge Launch to Buena Vista Undercut Rock Pin

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Old 01-18-2011   #2
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I remember reading about some one losing their life on the American, but not sure if that was 2010?

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Old 01-18-2011   #3
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These seem to be July to December, not January to June if I am reading it correctly.
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2010-5-27 CO, Nikki Innes, 22 raft Arkansas River caught on snag
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