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Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 72

Swamping record

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Date 10 June 2003
Location Tiverton, RI
Water Temperature 56
Boat(s) involved 1x
Boat Construction buoyant
Outcome no harm done except ego. I flipped boat back and swam to shore with boat, oars and equipment in tact. was wearing life jacket. no assistance necessary. 
Description Calm conditions but very strong currents (close to moon tide). Bow came into strong (4+knot) current at angle and stern was still in eddy - boat quickly spun, rocked and then swamped and flipped.


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