Wednesday, 05 November 2008 18:35

Nigel Foster Arrested!

Chinese Police BoatWell, he almost got arrested.

Nigel was in China with the staff and owner of Point 65 Kayaks for the official opening of their manufacturing factory over there.

After the festivities (and their last day in China), somebody got the bright idea of going on a night paddle down "The Bund" which is part of the Huangpu River. As far as they knew nobody had ever kayaked along that section before.

Things were good but then two police boats saw them and flagged them down with a search light. After being told to get off the water and come aboard, they had to call their lawyer in China who negotiated their release over a cell phone.

Luckily they were able to still make their flights back home!

How is that for a dynamic, sensational headline!

Full Story and Photo Credit: Point 65 Blog

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Nigel ConwaySome of you might remember hearing the crazy story of Nigel Conway who was arrested last month after refusing to pay to paddle down a stretch of river in Shropshire, UK...
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Wednesday, 08 August 2007 12:25

Namekagon River Arrests

Things are getting crazy on the Namekagon River in Wisconsin. In July 28, National Park Service Rangers coordinated a sweep looking for violations and in the 12 hour period they found quite a few.

"The operation resulted in a felony arrest and one misdemeanor arrest, 20 violation notices, and 26 warning notices on federal and state charges, including felony battery, disorderly conduct, interference with law enforcement officers, underage possession of alcohol, allowing underage to consume alcohol, possession of marijuana, open container of alcohol in a vehicle, vehicle equipment violation, possession of fireworks, excessive speed, failure to use a seatbelt, failure to comply with traffic control devices, littering and various miscellaneous violations."

[Link: haywardwis.com]
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