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Author:  recped [ February 21st, 2016, 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Bad news on the Credit River

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/k ... -1.3457930

I don't want to speculate but there are a couple of low head dams not far upstream from this location.

Author:  Floats n Boats [ February 22nd, 2016, 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

If this is where i think it is(just south of terra cotta) there are some wild rapids when the water is high. Unbelievably sad news this morning.

Author:  jedi jeffi [ February 22nd, 2016, 9:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Gonna agree with Recped and have to wait and see info is a little sketchy
Finding the boats on ice in the river is bad news.
Water temps would be awfully close to freezing.
Too many questions, type of boats, did they have protective gear.
As for grade of white water, the river gauges say the river was far from high, would not have even put the river in the mid range.
That said if there was ice jams and they are moving, it adds a lot of dynamics to the situation. With the type of thaw we had the ice would not have had time to get to the "candle" stage where it breaks up quickly. Stuck in an ice flow is hazardous.
In the late 60's we found a canoe on top of a large ice below Dundas, we tried to use a golf course bridge to get to the other side where the boat was close.
Needless to say the jam moved and the boat disintegrated.

Another possibility is that with the quick thaw the "anchor" ice may have still been attached to the bottom of the river which raises the possibility of becoming entrapped should one exit the boat.

Rapids in the area are CI and barely CII at those levels.
It is always sad when stuff like this happens.

Author:  jedi jeffi [ February 22nd, 2016, 11:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

For those that don't understand how river ice can form and stick to the bottom, it only took a couple of days of low water levels to get over 1m thick during that short cold snap we had.
This at Streetsville park where our slalom used to run starting from the east side looking back at the parking lot.
The open pan shot is that of the soccer fields in the middle of the island, the river bed has frozen and the water has to go some where.
Growing up on the Credit this is where we learned never to trust the river ice, even in the cold.
This is where most paddlers start their river run.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28lrXhHcY8s

Author:  terapr0 [ February 22nd, 2016, 12:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Ontario police pull the body of a woman from the Credit

This is a little scary to hear, especially given that I'd been contemplating a run down the credit this past weekend, in the exact same area.

My company owns a property at Mississauga Rd & King street and I'd scouted the river from shore and several bridges nearby - for the most part it looked open with moderate flow. It's obvious there's still a danger of ice and strainers, but it didn't look overwhelmingly perilous. I hope they come out with some more details as the investigation moves forward.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canad ... yaks-found

Author:  jedi jeffi [ February 22nd, 2016, 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

New pics up shows the kayaks and the river iced over at the scene.
http://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-s ... g-kayaker/

Jeff

Author:  looped [ February 22nd, 2016, 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario police pull the body of a woman from the Credit

I know we all want to get out and paddle... but it doesn't end well for at least 1 or 2 people per year. Best to just wait it out in my opinion.

Live to paddle another day.

Author:  Barbara [ February 22nd, 2016, 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

merging a new thread with the existing one.


Barbara

Author:  jedi jeffi [ February 22nd, 2016, 2:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Edit: Guelph University students
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/guelph-stud ... -1.2788061

Some local Ontario paddlers have said the boats are Pelican storms.

Jeff

Just in case someone is interested in developing their skills to help avoid situations like this, ask some questions in the "moving water" forum.
No sense in second guessing here the whole story will eventually appear.
That way your questions can be answered directly.

Author:  Barbara [ February 22nd, 2016, 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Dead and missing kayakers found in Caledon identified as University of Guelph students
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/k ... -1.3458570

Quote:
Two kayakers involved in a fatal accident in Caledon Sunday have been identified as Kaya Firth and Zach Sutherland, according to a release from the University of Guelph.

Author:  Barbara [ February 22nd, 2016, 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

jedi jeffi wrote:
Just in case someone is interested in developing their skills to help avoid situations like this, ask some questions in the "moving water" forum.
No sense in second guessing here the whole story will eventually appear.
That way your questions can be answered directly.


Can't ask questions about an unknown set of circumstances.


Barbara

Author:  tearknee [ February 22nd, 2016, 10:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Such a shame. I grew up next to the headwaters of the Credit and currently live close to where it terminates in Lake Ontario. I don't think a lot of people realize how dangerous this little local river can be. This isn't the first incident this fall/winter, either. I've watched Andrew run sections of it at high water in a playboat and that scared the crap out of me.

Author:  Ralph [ February 22nd, 2016, 10:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Too sad!

Author:  jedi jeffi [ February 22nd, 2016, 10:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Barbara wrote
Quote:
Can't ask questions about an unknown set of circumstances.


But they can ask questions on how to prepare their skill set.
Especially those new to moving water and cold water.
Better to start a new thread.

I found some the statements made to the reporters from the police interesting.

Jeff

Author:  nigel [ February 22nd, 2016, 11:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bad news on the Credit River

Sad news (and strikes home when it's a section that you've paddled numerous times). In terms of the ice raft shot, here's an aerial shot: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/woman-dead-ma ... -1.2787084

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