Canoeists missing on Usk

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Hope everyone is found safe and well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26110031

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Passed all the activity at Crickhowell Bridge on the way back from a good day further up the Usk, then heard the news - took the shine off the day somewhat. Hoping and praying for a good outcome.
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That is an entirely different story...

Hope that all turns out well in the ongoing search.
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Very sad news of deepest sympathy to family and friends

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How awful. Condolences to all involved in this tragedy.
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Sad to hear this .. condolences with the family and friends.

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Thinking of his family and friends - particularly those who were with him on the river yesterday ...
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Very sad....
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Very sorry to hear this, as others have said, condolences to the family and friends.
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Terribly sad news. Condolences to his family & friends.

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Condolences with the family and friends
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Condolences - RIP.
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very sad

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The kayaker has now been identified. The family has now made a public statement. Condolences to all involved.
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Gareth was a great guy and I'll miss him.

His girlfriend is keen to get his paddle back for the memories. It's a black Streamlyte with all the labels worn off. If anyone finds it please PM me.

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Such a terrible loss. Thoughts go out to family and friends.
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Devastating news. Condolences to his family and all involved.

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Terrible news, my thoughts go out to his friends , his family, and those who paddled with him. They must be feeling absolutely awful about this outcome.
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Condolences to his family & friends.
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Very, very sad news. Condolences to his family & friends.

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Such sad news, Condolences to all his family & friends.

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I used to live with Gareth in Leamington. Really lovely bloke. Totally gutted to hear about this, and on a river I've paddled a few times with the same club.
Thoughts are with his girlfriend, family and friends.


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Very sad to hear that his safety gear drowned him, I know people who wear a throwline on their waist and have seen towlines connected on their BA ring, theyve shown me its on a release cord but I've seen a quick release fail before, just goes to show where to keep your gear. :(

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Mark, I don't think this is the appropriate thread for a discussion on safety gear. It is a valid point and I recall there have been discussions on situations like this with safety gear on this forum befor.

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Mark Gawler wrote:Mark, I don't think this is the appropriate thread for a discussion on safety gear. It is a valid point and I recall there have been discussions on situations like this with safety gear on this forum befor.

My Condolences with the family and friends.
Didnt mean to cause offence, my thoughts are with those involved and family and friends

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