Lost Paddler On Lune???

Inland paddling
Post Reply
User avatar
Jonny N
Posts: 160
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:43 am
Location: Edinburgh

Lost Paddler On Lune???

Post by Jonny N »

My Dad saw something BBC North West Tonight at 6pm that they were searching for a lost paddler on the River Lune in Cumbria. Has anyone heard any news about this?

GillD
Posts: 131
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:57 pm

Post by GillD »

Only what they said on the news

A 47 year old experienced paddler was missing having capsized on the Lune below (Sedgburg?), his 2 companions got to the bank.

They're fearing the worse - hopefully there will be better news than this

Chris Bolton
Posts: 3488
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:33 pm
Location: NW England
Has thanked: 59 times
Been thanked: 162 times

Update - not looking good

Post by Chris Bolton »

Doesn't sound good; search scaled down until morning. Hope he's got out somewhere and is just looking for the road.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/6229461.stm

User avatar
Mark R
Posts: 24138
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times
Contact:

Post by Mark R »

Anyone have an update?
Mark Rainsley
FACEBOOK

Seedy Paddler
Posts: 365
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:30 pm
Location: Aberdeen
Contact:

Search resumes

Post by Seedy Paddler »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/6229461.stm

Reported that search resumes, 47 year old male from West Wales paddling a double ?

Happy Hunting (I hope)

User avatar
Rockrat
Posts: 1312
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Contact:

Post by Rockrat »

Just seen the local news and it was said that a body had been found and a formal identification has yet to be carried out.
Iain Robinson
rockratrobinson

User avatar
randomgazz
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 1:02 pm
Location: Loughborough

Post by randomgazz »

BBC link The search has been called off following the discovery of a body. My thoughts got out to those involved.

User avatar
Grumpy Fisherman
Posts: 1403
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: Leeds, UK
Contact:

Post by Grumpy Fisherman »

As above (duplicated link). My thoughts to those involved.

User avatar
Mark R
Posts: 24138
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times
Contact:

Post by Mark R »

A sad incident. My best wishes to all involved.
Mark Rainsley
FACEBOOK

Seedy Paddler
Posts: 365
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:30 pm
Location: Aberdeen
Contact:

Paddler Named

Post by Seedy Paddler »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/6231205.stm

A sad ending and my thoughts are for the wife, family and friends of David Thorne at this tragic juncture.

User avatar
Dave T
Posts: 1079
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:23 pm
Location: Fort William

Post by Dave T »

From what has been reported on the local news it seems to have been a tragic accident in an experienced and prepared group. A very sad incident.

Ethics Police
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:19 pm

Post by Ethics Police »

Sincere condolonces to his family & friends.

superman
Posts: 281
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:54 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by superman »

I was shocked to receive a pnone call from a friend to tell me of the news. I knew Dave from years back as he was an instructor at Woodlands the Oxfordshire Centre in Glasbury. I paddled with him on many occasions and he was always good fun to be with. He was highly thought of by everybody he came into contact with and the young people alwavs got a lot out of sessions with him. It's a tragic loss for everybody.
Condolensces to all.
Dave Surman

Jules
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:37 pm

Post by Jules »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/6240745.stm

Does anyone know what type of craft was involved?

Jules

User avatar
m0nkeymann
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:45 pm
Location: Cumbria
Contact:

Post by m0nkeymann »

BBC Report wrote:The outdoor instructor had been in a two-man canoe which overturned on the river at Killington, near Kendal.

Jules
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:37 pm

Post by Jules »

m0nkeymann wrote:
BBC Report wrote:The outdoor instructor had been in a two-man canoe which overturned on the river at Killington, near Kendal.
C2, Open, Topo Duo?

Jules

gw
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 8:10 pm
Location: Lancaster

Post by gw »

Was a canadian open canoe according to local press. It just shows tradegy can happen to anyone at anytime. God bless those affected by this.

AliceB
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:43 pm
Location: N. Wales

Post by AliceB »

Dave was such an enthusiastic paddle and will be a sad loss to the south Wales outdoor community in particular. I was lucky enough to know him and have paddled with him back in my college days and when I was working in Oxfordshires sister centre, Kilvrough. I was sad to hear about such a tragic accident.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and children, his collegues at Woodlands and all of his friends.

User avatar
Mark R
Posts: 24138
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times
Contact:

Post by Mark R »

Mark Rainsley
FACEBOOK

Post Reply

Return to “Whitewater and Touring”