|James "Jim" Baker-Jarvis, December 31, 2011|
The ACA is sad to announce that longtime Level 4: Whitewater Canoe Instructor James Baker-Jarvis of Colorado has passed away.
While driving home with his wife, Karen, high winds blew a tree branch through his windshield. Although severely injured, James was able to pull the car over and stop it safely, preventing any injury to Karen or other drivers.
When not teaching canoeing or paddling on his own, James was part of a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) working on technology that they hoped would eventually be used for early breast cancer detection.
|National Institute of Standards and Technology Physicist, James Baker-Jarvis|