Thursday, 23 July 2009 22:53

Video: Kayakers help after tug boat flips at Skookumchuck Narrows

Here is some super fantastic footage of an accident (and rescue) recently at the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia.

From the YouTube description: A tug boat pulling a barge at Skookumchuck Narrows suddenly capsizes trapping one man inside the boat for 10 minutes. Kayaker Dave Fusilli of Team Demshitz paddles out his Pyranha Kayak in an attempt to save the man from the wreckage. Luckily no one was killed and a nearby tug pulled the barge and submerged tug to safety before the tide went out and the rapids of Skookumchuck became dangerous.

My favorite part of the video is near the end where they are talking about being able to sell the footage while the camera is still rolling...

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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