Kayak Fatality on Gunnison River

Charles “Chuck” Kern, 27, a member of the U.S. kayak team from Stowe, Vermont, drowned on August 14th when he became pinned against a boulder while attempting to run a treacherous portion of the Gunnison River. Kern was in a party of six, including two of...

Kayaker Dies On Ocoee

[On Saturday, November 1, 1997 Chattanooga kayaker Mike Reisman died following a tragic accident on the Ocoee River. To our knowledge, Mike was the first hard boat fatality to occur on the Ocoee, although there have been many close calls. There are many and...

Kayak Fatality on Little River Canyon

[From the National Park Service Morning Report – 12/23/97] Jonathan Harris, 26, of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, was negotiating a narrow chute over a two-foot-high fall on the Little River on December 22nd when the front of his kayak became lodged under some rocks and...