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Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 64

Swamping record

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Date Summer 1996
Location Seattle, WA
Water Temperature 65-70 deg F
Boat(s) involved 4+
Boat Construction 70's era Pocock
Outcome All rowers picked up within 5 minutes by coaches launch, boat towed (without damage!) back to house. 
Description Novice rower in two-seat caught over the head crab, at the same time stroke seat's oarlock came undone. Both port side oars now parallel to shell. Shell slowly rolls over to port side.


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