Texas Paddle-Craft Incidents
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Information is complete as possible and is compiled from various sources.
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If there are any inaccuracies or you know of any incidents or missing information to add please notify the author.
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**Incidents involve paddlers who are either fishing or out for leisure**
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Since:1/1/2019WindAir TempWaterTime ofOutcome9/10/2019
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DateLocationSustained
Gusts
LowHighTempCurrentIncidentPFD
Deaths
Rescued
NotesLinks
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Jan-2San Luis Pass (Bay)NNE 10-2020+5358Mid 50'sN/ADuring DayNoApparent suicide, body found on January 12th just off the beachGalvnews.comGalvnews.comTexAgs.com
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Jan-19Baffin BayWNW 15-2530+5767Low 60'sN/AMorning
Unknown
22 men stranded on shoreline due to high winds, No Injurieskiiitv.com
Coastguardnews.com
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Jan-21Belton LakeSSE 5-2530+3363Mid 50'sN/AEarly MorningNo
3 men in 2 motorized canoes, 1 swam to shore and built a fire, 1st body recovered on 22nd, 2nd body recovered on Feb 5th
kcentv.comkdhnews.com
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Jan-21Mountain Creek LakeSSE 10-2030+3360UnknownN/AAround Noon
Unknown
22 kayakers stuck on shoreline, No Injuriesdfw.cbslocal.com
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Jan-23Oso BayNNW 20-3035+4464
Mid/Upper 50's
N/AAround 4-5 am
Unknown
1Treated for hypothermia, taken to a hospital, cold front blew through before 4kztv10.com
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Feb-4Lake Sam RayburnS 5-1015+5575Upper 50'sN/AMorning
Unknown
1Clinging to kayak, Treated for potential hypothermia, released on sitekjas.com
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Feb-23Lake Ray HubbardWSW 20-3040+4871Around 50N/AEarly Afternoon
Unknown
14Group of 5 kayakers (low/mid 20's in age) in rented kayaks, 1 death, 2 rescued by good samaritan, 2 swam to shorenbcdfw.comfox4news.comwfaa.com
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Mar-30Calaveras LakeN 15-2525+5470UnknownN/ADuring DayNo1Clinging to kayak, Crack in kayak hull, No Injuriestpwd.texas.gov
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Apr-30Texas City DikeSE 20-2530+7582Upper 70'sN/AAfternoonNo1First time in kayakabc13.com
click2houston.com
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May-15Leon River (Waco)S 5-1010+6086Unknown
4,000 CFS
Afternoon
Unknown
22 kayakers found walking along stream bed, Kayaks floated to Lake Belton, No Injurieskcentv.com
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May-20Lake BeltonSSE 20-2530+7691
Mid/Upper 70's
N/AEarly AfternoonNo1Body found on 5/21, lake level 11 feet above conservation poolkwtx.com
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May-22Cedar Creek ReservoirSSE 15-2020+6891Mid 70'sN/AEvening
Unknown
1Clinging to kayak, No Injurieskltv.com
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May-26Brazos River (Granbury)SSE 15-2025+7287Unknown
8,250 CFS
Early AfternoonYes12In a Canoe, BRA lowered release to aide rescurers after rescue boat swamped/capsizeddfw.cbslocal.com
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May-27Aransas Shrimp ChannelSSE 15-2525+808282N/A
1 hr before sunrise
No1Struck by power boat around 5:45 am, no lights, death happened at impactkristv.comap-police.com
coastguardnews.com
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CoastUnknown
Unkn.
UnknownUnkn.UnknownUnknownUnknownNo1Clinging to husband's kayak, News article discussing Memorial Day weekend, No Injuriestpwd.texas.gov
expressnews.com
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CoastUnknown
Unkn.
UnknownUnkn.UnknownUnknownUnknown
Unknown
1No Info, could have rescued more than one person, Quote from an article discussing Memorial Day Weekend rescuesexpressnews.com
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May-29Upper Laguna MadreSE 15-2025+8185Mid 80'sN/ALate Afternoon
Unknown
33 kayakers stranded on spoil island due to high winds, no injuries
Nueces County ESD #2
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Colorado River (Bastrop)Unknown
Unkn.
UnknownUnkn.UnknownUnknownUnknown
Unknown
16/14 TPWD Field Notes, severe abdominal pain, consumed just beer, treated by EMS for dehydrationtpwd.texas.gov
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Jun-1Trinity River (Dallas)NE 10-2045+6693Unknown
12,000 CFS
Around NoonYes33 paddlers were able to get to the river bank and even secured their canoe before rescurers arrived, No Injuriesnbcdfw.com
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Jun-2Jamaica Beach (Gulf)SE 5-1015+798984N/ALate MorningNo1Rescued by fellow anglers, strong rip current, No Injuriesabc13.com
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Jun-2Brazos River (Waco)N 10-1525+7287Unknown
28,000 CFS
Afternoon
Unknown
33 Kayakers made it to the river bank by the time rescurers arrived, No Injurieswacotrib.com
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Jun-6Lady Bird LakeNW 1015+6994UnknownN/AAround 3 pm
Unknown
22 kayakers made it to the river bank by the time rescurers arrived, storms w/ 1" + rainfall, No Injuriespatch.comtwitter.comtwitter.com
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Jun-9Lake Pflugerville
S 5-10, N 35-45
65+7397UnknownN/AAfternoonNo1"Cold" front blew through with rain and thunder in the early evening, body recovered on Jun 12th, punctured inflatablefox7austin.comcbsaustin.com
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Jun-16Colorado River (Waldrip)S 5-1015+7094Unknown17 CFSEvening
Unknown
3Rescued around 1 am on 17th, fatigued & dehyrdated, built fire
brownwoodnews.com
myfoxzone.comtpwd.texas.gov
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Jun-20Lighthouse LakesSSE 15-2025+828885N/AAround 3 pmNo1In a Sun Dolphin pedal boat, couldn't pedal back, exhausted "feet gave out", no injurieskiiitv.com
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Jul-5
Lake Texoma (Sheppard Annex)
SSW 10-1520+7893UnknownN/ANo19 years old, near Rock Creek, body found on the 7th, Conflicting reports whether he was kayaking or swimming
gainesvilleregister.com
kten.comkxii.com
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Jul-10Brazos River (Granbury)N 25-3040+7399Unknown
4,000 CFS +
Afternoon
Unknown
2
In a single kayak, rescued clinging onto tree, High winds due to storms in the area, winds were lighter before and after the incident
hcnews.com
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Jul-12Private Pond (Edna, TX)N 15-2025+8398UnknownN/AAround 7 pmNo11Private pond in Jackson County, near Edna. Kayaking with 3 year old when kayak overturned. 3 year old was saved.
victoriaadvocate.com
crossroadstoday.com
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Jul-16
Corpus Christi Bay (Downtown)
SE 10-2025+848787N/AAround 10 amNo1
Near breakwaters of downtown. Got off of kayak to fish on the rocks, kayak came loose, swam after it, wasn't able to swim back to rocks, no injuries
kristv.comkiiitv.com
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Aug-3Pecos RiverUnknown
Unkn.
UnknownUnkn.UnknownUnknown
Around 7:30 am
Unknown
1Kayaker fell ill with abdominal pain, with a group of 6-8 kayakers, used a rescue beacon for locationcbp.gov
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Sep-1
Gulf of Mexico (Bob Hall Pier)
NE 5-1515+819088N/AEarly AfternoonYes2
Found 1 mile east of Packery jetties, one kayak began taking on water, couldn't perform deep water re-entry, clung to friends kayak, no injuries
Nueces County ESD #2
coastguardnews.com
govdelivery.com
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Sep-4Kemah BoardwalkNE 5-1515+869187N/A
Around 9:00 am
Unknown
11Kayaker turtled, good samaritan drowned attempting to assist, kayaker rescued by power boaterabc13.com
click2houston.com
abc13.com
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Sep-9
Corpus Christi Bay (TAMUCC)
SE 10-2020+848887N/A
Around 3:00 pm
No2Kayak appeared to be swamped, two kayakers clinging to side, no injurieskiiitv.com
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There have been 8Deaths and45Rescued in 252days since January 1, 2019.
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