Va. man drowns while canoeing

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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

Captain Like

Since: Jun 09

Norfolk, VA

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

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'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.
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

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

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Canoeing Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News In 2010, over 1,800 people in canoes and kayaks... (Jun '15) Jun '15 garypuntman 1
News Rolling on the river (Apr '14) Apr '14 water 1
News Man missing after boat capsizes on Concord River (Jul '09) Jan '14 forever ur cuzz 7
News La Grange man loses life after saving grandson (Jun '13) Jun '13 Wonky 2
News 87-year-old canoes a day for each year of his life (Dec '12) Dec '12 Hyde Hitchcock 1
News Companion charged with burglary as search for b... (Mar '12) Mar '12 Missing man in canoe 1
News Ely man drowns canoeing on Grass Lake (Jul '11) Jul '11 richs 2
More from around the web