From the Vault: Why Are Great Paddlers Dying?
A look into a timeless question asked in the August 1999 issue
This story from our August 1999 issue asks a pretty tough question: why are great paddlers dying? Though the story may have been published 14 years ago, the question remains, made newly poignant at every boater’s passing. Through the years, whitewater paddlers die on rivers, and friends, family and comrades are left behind asking what happened?
This story tried to answer the question. Think the answers work today?