In the past couple of weeks we have lost some great paddlers in whitewater accidents, and also some good friends of mine were intimately involved in trying to rescue a rafting customer on the Lower Yough. They were unable to save him.
It is particularly sad to me to ponder the loss of Shannon Christy, an elite paddler who died July 11th on the Great Falls of the Potomac during a practice run for the Great Falls Race. She was only 24, in the prime of her life, and she was loved by many people I know. Our community is greatly hurting from her loss.
Here is a video of the tribute to Shannon.
Shannon Christy Memorial Video from Mark Leisher Productions on Vimeo.