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Accident/Incident Database

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The Whitewater NZ Accident/Incident database is intended to be a definitive record of whitewater kayak and canoe incidents, published in order to raise awareness of risks among the recreational canoeing community.

List for Region = Canterbury (7 incidents)

Fatal accident (2015-04-04): NZ,20,Canterbury/Lake Coleridge/
Injury incident (2007-03-23): FRA,25,Canterbury/Rangitata/Rangitata Gorge
Near-miss (2006-12-03): NZ,21,Canterbury/Opihi/Below Hanging Rock
Fatal accident (2001-10-26): NZ,11,NZ,13,Canterbury/Clarence/Upper Clarence
Fatal accident (1999-10-24): NZ,13,Canterbury/Waiau/Lower Waiau
Near-miss (1997-11-01): NZ,Canterbury/Waiau/Lower Waiau
Fatal accident (1974-10-22): AUS,22,Canterbury/Lake Tekapo
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