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Incident 20070819

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20070819?, 20 August 2007 13:15?, Fatal accident? / Entrapment-Tree?
Victim?: US, 23, Male
Location?: Bay of Plenty/Kaituna/Awesome Gorge/1.5km below Trout Pool?

Class?: III
Flow?: cu , "High"
Boat Type?: Unknown/Plastic
Trip Type?: Private

Summary?:

Around midday a party of four kayakers set off down Awesome Gorge in high flow (gates open). In the narrow gorge (approx. 3m wide) they encountered several logs forming an X and one kayaker became between the trees under water. One of the group hiked out of the gorge and across farmland to raise the alarm. The body and kayak were recovered late that afternoon

Discussion?:

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Sources?:
Kayaker dies in 'freak' accident, 20 August 2007, Elizabeth Binning and Simon O'Rourke, NZ Herald
Kayaker's death 'freak accident', 20 August 2007, Stuff

Reported by?: Jonathan Hunt
Created: 2007-08-20, changed: 2007-08-20.

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