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Old 07-06-2016   #1
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
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DRAFT American Whitewater Accident Summary Jan-June 2016

Additions and Corrections are strongly encouraged.
Please email Charlie Walbridge; American Whitewater Accident Database Manager,
at ccwalbridge@cs.com. Thanks!

Date Name ST Age Boat River Section Dif Cause
2016-07-05 Thomas Harr ID 68 Raft Salmon River Vinegar Creek to Riggins II No PFD
2016-07-04 Logan Farrell CA 35 K-1 Cherry Creek Upper V Bad Hydraulic
2016-07-03 Sandra Johnson CO 51 Com Raft Arkansas River Brown's Canyon IV Flush Drowning
2016-07-02 Justin Smith NH 36 Canoe Androscoggin Errol Rapids III No PFD
2016-06-24 Sandy Wolder CO 30 Com Raft Green River Lodore to Echo Park IV Strainer
2016-06-21 Sandra Mills KY 55 K-1 Floyds Fork of the Salt River Hwy.1526 to Hwy.61 I Strainer, Head Injury
2016-06-18 Wendy Anderson MN 63 Canoe Root River Root River I Strainer
2016-06-15 James Abromitis CO 58 Com Raft Roaring Fork Slaughterhouse IV Flush Drowning
2016-06-12 Kristen Johnson AR 25 Canoe Buffalo River Ponca to Kyles II Strainer
2016-06-09 Cheryl Minnehan, Karen Todd AK 68, 67 IK Kongakut River Mountains to Arctic Ocean III Flush Drowning
2016-06-07 Katrina Anne Meeks WV 40 Tube Shenandoah Millville to Harpers Ferry II No PFD, Equip Trap
2016-06-05 Grant Manukynats VA 29 Canoe James River Balcony Falls Run III No PFD
2016-05-22 Debra Lynn Brymer CO 61 Com Raft Arkansas Royal Gorge IV Flush Drowning
2016-05-14 Michael Arena ME 52 Com Raft Dead River Spencer Falls to West Forks IV Flush Drowning
2016-05-06 Unidentified Man CO 35 K-1 South Platte Brighton City Park to Ft. Lupton Dam Hydraulic
2016-05-04 Keith Thomas WA 53 Com Raft Wenatchee River Leavenworth to Monitor IV Dam; Flush Drowning
2016-04-16 Clint Mabie MI 49 K-1 Black River Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls V Head Injury
2016-01-24 Corey Maleski OR 26 K-1 Rogue River Gold Hill Boat Ramp to Grants Pass ? Solo Paddler; No PFD

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Old 07-06-2016   #2
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The Harr drowning was near Salmon, not near Riggins, and happened in late June. Salmon River claims the life of 68-year-man - East Idaho News

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The South Platte accident was not on the Brighton to Ft. Lupton section...

News (see link below) reported it was between Fort Morgan and Brush, which is way downstream from Ft. Lupton; this not a section commonly run or documented by the whitewater community, presumably it was a recreational kayaker not familiar with the dangers of low-head dams.

Missing kayaker’s body recovered from South Platte River – The Denver Post
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Old 07-06-2016   #4
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Email sent regarding Buffalo River drowning.
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Old 07-06-2016   #5
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Email sent re. Gates of Lodore 6/24 drowning.
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Old 07-06-2016   #6
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Richard Arave; South Fork Boise, Buffalo Creek Rapid.

Missing rafter’s body located on South Fork but not yet recovered | Idaho Statesman
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Thank you!
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Thank you Charlie!

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Old 07-06-2016   #9
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what about the death on the southfork of the boise river?
Missing rafter's body recovered from S. Fork of Boise River | KTVB.COM
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Old 07-06-2016   #10
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Originally Posted by k2andcannoli View Post
Thank you Charlie!

You wouldn't thank him if you were on this list. Do some fuckin homework and have some respect for the deceased. It's 2016 you can figure this shit on your own. Google it.

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