A young woman was seen to fall off her paddleboard at North Pond in Silverthrone yesterday. Other paddleboarders and several kayakers were alerted and attempted to find the her. She remained missing and rescuers planned to work throughout the night searching for her body. This is the second tragedy involving a fallen paddleboarder, on June 24th a woman was found unresponsive in Chatfield Reservoir and was rushed to Littleton Hospital. Attempts to resuscitate her failed.
Paddleboarding is a great form of recreation and exercise, but it does have risks. The American Paddleboard Association has created a very informative video on the essential safety equipment needed to avoid tragedies: