Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Whitewater Fatalities

Safety Guru - Charlie Walbridge
Every year, ACA Advanced Swiftwater Rescue ITE Charlie Walbridge compiles information about as many of the whitewater fatalities (and near misses) as he can from rivers across the country. This information is crucial to understanding why people get in serious trouble in whitewater. This information allows the safety efforts from the ACA, as well as other organizations, to target specific areas to try and minimize the loss of life.

Thanks to Charlie for undertaking this important task.
Paddlesports are a healthy, outdoor endeavor, but we all need to be aware of the risks associated with moving water.

For comprehensive paddlesports safety information, please visit www.americancanoe.org.

Chris Stec on the Selway River, Idaho
Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Christopher Stec
Safety Education & Instruction Department

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