PRELIMINARY LISTING

FATAL WHITEWATER ACCIDENTS

Paddling

Date       Boat      Name    Age  River  State  Diff Cause          

Jan 20    Kayak    Paul ?    ?   Oyacacachi River-+    Ecuador    IV Boulder Sieve

Mar 15    Canoe    Robert Versailles 19   Oswagachie Eiver    NY II No PFD's; Cold Water

Mar 24    Kayak    Gregg Wilson  33   Trinity River      TX VI    Dam Hydraulic  

April 5    Kayak    Ed Mohn     42   Sweetwater Creek    TN IV+ Strainer

April 14 Raft    Joseph Moore  25   Molalla River OR       V Flush-Drowning

April 16 Canoe    William Peace 34   Hoosic River     NY  "WW"    No PFD

April 29 Kayak    Ryan Palmer  19   Mill Creek      MT  IV-V    Vertical Pin

April 28 Kayak    Richard Steffl  30   Shavers Fork WV  III Flood Water

May 4    Raft    Edgar Mauss  42   Ocoee River TN IV+    High Water

May 10    Kayak    Denise Stone 43   Hinkson Creek        MO III No Helmet

May 12    Raft    Chad Schriebman    18  & Charlie Trizza 19 Chagrin River OH       VI    Dam Hydraulic

June 8    Kayak Paul Zirkelbach    50    South Boulder Creek CO V Missed Move

June 19    Raft/Coml   ?? Man 54    Middle Fork Flathead    MT  Heart Attack

June 15    Raft  Sandra Schoeps 19    Cashe CreekCA    II-III Strainer

June 15    Kayak Liva Stoyke  32    Mistaya RiverBC,Can    III-IV Flush Drowning

June 15    Kayak Joe Alteri 29    Summit Creek BC, Can    IV-V Flush Drowning

June 27    Canoe       ?? Boy 13    Floyd's Fork KY    I Strainer

June 27    Raft/Coml   Robert Scholer     55    Gallatin River MT    IV Flush-Drowning

June 29    Canoe       ?? Man 76    Mad River     OH    I PFD Came off

June 30?Canoe Peter Krieg 65    Ohio River     WV    ? Unknown

 

TOTALS: 9 Kayak, 5 Canoe, 6 Raft

Charlie Walbridge
American Whitewater Safety Committee
Route 1, Box A43B; Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
email: ccwalbridge@cs.com; phone 304-379-9002