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MCIB Final Report: Incident on River Gaddagh

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:11 am
by Seanie
Canoe incident on River Gaddagh
Reference: MCIB/155
Location: River Gaddagh, near Beaufort, Co. Kerry
Date of Incident: 28 December 2007
Published: 07 April 2009
http://www.mcib.ie/reports/
Canoe_incident_on_River_Gaddagh.pdf
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I found the report very detailed, coupled with the submissions at the end of the report it gave me a much greater understanding of this tragic incident. Maybe the best thing we can do is understand how it happened and hope to avoid such a thing happening again. It is with this in mind that I would ask all paddlers to read this document.

Seanie

Re: MCIB Final Report: Incident on River Gaddagh

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:20 pm
by robm
A definite read for all kayakers/canoeists alike. Very detailed and comprehensive. :!:

Re: MCIB Final Report: Incident on River Gaddagh

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:27 am
by J.K.
Cheers for that Seanie.

Re: MCIB Final Report: Incident on River Gaddagh

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:15 pm
by casper
Thanks for the link Seanie. Truly tragic events.

In relation to this conclusion of the report:
The carriage of mobile phones in suitable watertight covers, by kayakers, for use
to summon assistance in emergency situations should be considered.
For anyone interested in getting one of these, I bought this a few weeks back and its savage for something so cheap - you can make and receive calls with it still in the pouch. Easily fits in a BA front pocket.
Only €4.85 on pixmania:
http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/1287085/ar ... r-for.html

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Re: MCIB Final Report: Incident on River Gaddagh

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:44 pm
by tiernan
thanks for this seanie.

hey casper

thanks for that link, been looking for a decent one of these lately but most are in the E30 price range!

deffo want to start adding a phone to my rescue kit!

T