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Incident #0059
Date 1988/05/14
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
River Chelias
Section -
Location 11 km north of Harrison Mills
Difficulty Unknown
Flow High
Gauge Reading -
Boat Type canoe
Boat Manufacturer -
Boat Model -
Private/Commercial Private
Victim's Name Hendrick Michael De Hullu
Age -
"-" is not a number.
Injuries Fatality
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Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude) 49° 21' 4", -122° 0' 2"
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Description of accident and injuries suffered:

Hendrick De Hullu was with a group of five canoeists who launched into the highi-flowing river. De Hullu capsized within a minute and was swept downstream into rapids where he disappeared. His body was found the following day. At least one other paddler also capsized, Don Smith, 43, but was able to get to shore. The paddlers had pfd's, helmets and paddle jackets.

External links (Media reports, web postings, etc.):

Vancouver Sun, May 16, 1988

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