May 1, 2006 at 2:03 pm #1387
Apparently there was a drowning on the Grand this weekend between Cambridge and Brantford. Anyone know details? Someone at work mentioned it to me this morning and I found a link to the story on the Records website. Seems relevant after that thread on statistics.
[url:2ns966vf]http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1146433822749&call_pageid=1024322085509&col=1024322199564[/url:2ns966vf]May 1, 2006 at 2:45 pm #17210AnonymousParticipant
“It’s believed that all nine men had personal flotation devices with them.”
With them or ON them?May 1, 2006 at 3:17 pm #17211GrantParticipant
Yeah, the article was not clear if they were properly wearing their PFDs. Went on the lake saturday and saw 2 paddlers “wearing” their PFDs, neither one had them buckled. ” title=”Confused” />May 1, 2006 at 3:57 pm #17212PhittyParticipant
Low head dam from the looks of the news coverage this morning.
P.May 1, 2006 at 4:05 pm #17213
I was in Elora yesturday hiking and looking at houses and such – saw an older guy (60-65+) in a WS Tsunami 140 paddling dangerously close to the weir above the tooth of the time there. He didn’t have a spray skirt on, life jacket didn’t fit and he definately wasn’t a very strong paddler. Thought I was going to witness an accident myself.May 1, 2006 at 4:54 pm #17214BobbieParticipant
I was fly fishing with my father between Paris and Brantford on Saturday. We paddled from Bean Park to the takeout below Wikes dam. We saw an EMS guy running along the bank looking for somebody, and we recovered two whitewater paddles (Blue and Yellow rafting type) closer to the 401. We returned the paddles to Bean park when we went back to the put-in to pick up the other car.
Very sad…May 1, 2006 at 5:27 pm #17215DuncanParticipant
So where exactly did this happen? Downstream from the Bloop?May 1, 2006 at 6:11 pm #17216BobbieParticipant
We found one of the paddles just above the Bloop, and another one closer to the 401, but the EMS guy was running around at Bean park. I’m pretty sure it happened upstream somewhere… Maybe closer to Paris. I was genuinely nervous we would find a body, but we were soon preoccupied with fishing.
Just before we left my parents driveway I was talking to my dad about the post here on Boaterboard about the death stats and life-jackets… We often fish sitting on our life-jackets, but it’s because we are both whitewater canoeists, and we figure “ah, we’re just fishing…” It was really eerie having that conversation, and then hearing about this…May 1, 2006 at 7:08 pm #17217keezParticipant"harris":1dx1ajuq wrote:I was in Elora yesturday hiking and looking at houses and such – saw an older guy (60-65+) in a WS Tsunami 140 paddling dangerously close to the weir above the tooth of the time there. He didn’t have a spray skirt on, life jacket didn’t fit and he definately wasn’t a very strong paddler. Thought I was going to witness an accident myself.[/quote:1dx1ajuq]
Saw the guy as well, came pretty damn close to the weir (pardon the pun).
You didn’t happen to see any of the kids throwing stones when I was practicing in the wave at the bottom of the Tooth did you?
GeoffMay 1, 2006 at 7:58 pm #17218
There were a couple punks coming out of the water there near the base of the weir that looked like they had been swimming. I didn’t see anyone throwing rocks though.May 1, 2006 at 8:17 pm #17219parrotheadParticipant
One victim likely died of head injuries, and the other is probably still in the dam..one victim was attempting a rescue..May 1, 2006 at 8:25 pm #17220parrotheadParticipant
One victim likely died of head injuries, and the other is probably still in the dam..one victim was attempting a rescue..
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