Va. man drowns while canoeing

There are 5 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 7, 2009, titled Va. man drowns while canoeing. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A 38-year-old Virginia man has drown while canoeing the Blackwater River. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says Christopher Odum of Union Hall drown Saturday after his canoe got caught in rough waters and capsized north of Rocky Mount.

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Since: Jun 09

Norfolk, VA

#1 Jun 7, 2009
That's a shame.
BooHoo

Hampton, VA

#2 Jun 8, 2009
may be we should leave the canoeing to the indians since they invented it.
Me No Likey

Newport News, VA

#3 Jun 8, 2009
Quote: "Officials are advising only experienced canoers and kayakers take on the river, which is swollen by recent heavy rains."

Yeah, that makes sense. That way when one of them drowns, folks won't feel so bad. Try rock-climbing during a thunderstorm...it's much safer.
River Play

Marietta, GA

#5 Jan 3, 2010
The picture related to this story shows a perfect low head dam. These things look smooth and easy, but they create a horizontal circular flow that pulls anything just downstream of the dam back toward the dam. Anything caught in the hydraulic gets recycled with no way out. In a normal hydraulic, the exit is on either side. On a low head dam, there is not an exit.

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The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#6 Jan 3, 2010
BooHoo wrote:
may be we should leave the canoeing to the indians since they invented it.
Untimely.

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