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Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 55

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Date Nov 1975
Location Columbia University, NY, USA
Water Temperature Icy
Boat(s) involved 8+
Boat Construction  
Outcome One oarsman drowned. "He clung to the boat until the numbness in his fingers forced him to let go. It would be spring before his body rose to the surface and was found floating near the Brooklyn Bridge." 
Description Boat tipped over. see description


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