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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 = West Coast (9 incidents)

Fatal accident (2016-03-02): NZ,20,West Coast/Whitcombe/Collier's Gorge
Injury incident (2005-12-29): NZ,??,West Coast/Whataroa/Barrowman Flat run
Near-miss (2004-04-14): NZ,37,West Coast/Oparara
Fatal accident (2004-03-29): GBR,19,West Coast/Crooked/Crooked Gorge
Injury incident (2003-02-21): NZ,West Coast/Taipo/Upper Taipo
Fatal accident (2002-02-01): NZ,21,West Coast/Buller/Earthquake
Fatal accident (2001-11-18): NZ,45,West Coast/Hokitika/Kakariki Canyon
Fatal accident (2000-01-08): USA,37,West Coast/Hokitika/Upper Hokitika
Fatal accident (1995-10-21): USA,West Coast/Taramakau
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