Posts tagged: North Fork Payette River
WHITEWATER — A 22-year-old North Carolina man has died in a kayaking accident on the Payette River in Idaho, north of Boise, the Associated Press reports.
Boise County officials say Eric Weigel of Asheville, N.C., was kayaking the North Fork of the Payette with two friends on Wednesday afternoon when he apparently flipped over and hit his head, losing consciousness.
The sheriff’s department tells KBOI-TV that Weigel was upside down in his kayak for several minutes before friends could get him to shore. He died at the scene.
The sheriff’s office says Weigel and his friends were on the final day of a 21-day whitewater rafting trip when the accident happened.
The North Fork of the Payette is known for its challenging Class V rapids.
PADDLING — This great action and slow-mo video recap captures the intensity of the paddlers and the power of the water during the recent North Fork Championships whitewater kayaking championships in the BIG flows of Idaho's North Fork Payette River near McCall.
The contest involved 80 impressive paddlers from all over the globe, including 30 of the world's best paddlers. They competed down Jacob's Ladder - a Class V rapid that is terrifying to run, let alone race through gates.