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Thread: Canoeist rescued from river dies

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    Default Canoeist rescued from river dies

    Matto

    Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.


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    Default Off to look this one up in my rivers book...


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    Not a good start at all, hope he's not from here, I don't mean this in an out of taste way, but that would be a terrible start to loose a member from here.
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    There is a little more here.

    Academic for this bloke & his family of course, but I wonder if it was a canoe or a kayak - the press seem to refer to both as a "canoe" in these kinda stories - which makes tracking incidents harder from the perspective of near-miss and accident stats.

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    There is a first hand account here from the man's very brave son.

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    How very very sad, reading the report really drives home how easy it is to get caught up in a situation such as this, even experienced paddlers with the correct kit couldn't move him. Makes you stop and think.
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    so sad to read the blogg from his son my heart goes out to him how brave of him to recount these facts that that have such an effect on his life.
    such a brave brave man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    so sad to read the blogg from his son my heart goes out to him how brave of him to recount these facts that that have such an effect on his life.
    such a brave brave man.
    what else could i add to this
    this could so easily be any of us.
    makes you realise how fragile life is.
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    How very brave of the son to write about his Dad and the attempts to free him... It brought tears to my eyes just reading his account...
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    My thoughts go out to the Robinson's family and friends.

    We paddle everyday and try to plan for what we hope will never happen. When it does, sometimes there is nothing at the end, than to weep for the loss of a loved one, a lost friend.

    TGB
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    Very sad story to start the new year. I have to take my hat off to a very brave son. Shocking news
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    Thats 3 deaths on Cumbrian rivers in the last year and all experienced paddlers with correct kit - lets hope thats it for a good long while.
    Certainly makes you think and that cliche of "safer than driving" is seeming v questionable.

    Astonishingly commendable of Iain to write his brave account and I'm sure its helping many in the paddling community come to terms with the implications of a bad day out.

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