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Kayak Accident Claims Local Doctor

Item: Area grieves loss of popular doctor: Maj StormoGipson dies in tragic kayaking accident/Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Family and friends are grieving the loss of Maj StormoGipson, 57, who died Friday in a tragic kayaking accident while with her family on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. According to an email message circulated by family members and friends, StormoGipson, a pediatrician at the Valley Young People's Clinic in Spokane Valley, was in the fifth day of a six-day wilderness whitewater rafting vacation when the tragedy struck. Because the rapids on that stretch of the river were expected to be relatively mild, StormoGipson decided to join other family members in riding them out in inflatable kayaks.

Feel free to extend your sympathy to the family ...

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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