Swamping Safety Database
Details of incident 68
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||Winter 1979 (?)|
||about 50 degrees F|
||Wood, Sectional Schoenbrod, Late 70's model, Open|
||all rescued, no injuries, boat damaged but repaired |
||Water conditions were rough, current was flowing faster than usual. Attempting to row to a sheltered tributary river about one mile down stream where conditions were good.
Hit by a wake from a fully loaded, fast moving coal barge, which lifted and separated boat at section.
Water entered boat bot submerged about 6 inches below surface. Crew stayed with boat while coach brought rowers back to sure 3 or four at a time.|