Safety at Dams in the News: 2018

In order of most recent:

Pennsylvania - District attorney seeking information about deadly boating accident. 5/9/2018, WGAL News 8
The Dauphin County District Attorney's Office is seeking information about a deadly boating accident on the Susquehanna River. A woman was killed and her 3-year-old daughter is still missing after the boat they were in capsized near the Dock Street Dam Monday night. The girl's father survived.

KentuckyCrews searching for missing kayaker. 5/7/2018, WLKY
Rescue crews are searching for a missing kayaker in Marion County.

Indiana: New boat to aid in low head dam rescues in Shelby County. 5/2/18, Fox 59-Indianapolis
"Creature Craft" dedicated in memory of First Sgt. Karl Kelley, who died 20 years ago during a training exercise at a low-head dam.

South Dakota: River safety tips follow rescued kayaker. 4/30/18, KELO-Sioux Falls, SD
Rescued kayaker was attempting to navigate flooded Big Sioux River. (It is unclear if a low-head dam was involved in this incident, but this subsequent safety alert includes a warning to avoid low-head dams.)

North Carolina: RIVER RESCUE: Man caught in river current tells how he hung on to debris to stay alive. 4/27/18, WSOC Charlotte

OhioFamily opens up after father drowns saving man's best friend. 4/6/18, ABC-6
67-yr-old victim drowned rescuing his dog that jumped in the river near a low-head dam in the Lower Olentangy.

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