Chris Wheeler

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It is with great sadness that Kingfisher Canoe Club learnt of the tragic death of Chris Wheeler whilst kayaking on the River Dart this weekend.

Chris was a great friend to many of us, and a long-term member of the KCC. As a paddler and a friend he was the best. We are all devastated by the loss.

Chris was an extremely experienced kayaker with an infectious enthusiasm for paddling on both the river and the sea. Anyone who met him or read his numerous magazine articles about his travels and experiences couldn’t help but be inspired to go out and paddle. At the end he was paddling his favourite river at a level that he would have been delighted with.

Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go to his partner, his family and friends.

– Kingfisher Canoe Club