“81-Year-Old Woman Identified as Victim in Hammonasset River Canoeing Accident”

By | August 14, 2023



An 81-year-old woman named Qiuhua Gua from Madison died in a canoeing accident in the Hammonasset River. The accident occurred during a guided canoe program at a state park. Gua was wearing a life jacket, but unfortunately, she did not survive. The investigation is ongoing, and the cause of her death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. accident-identified-reports” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Chris Rhatigan reported

CLINTON, CT — The identity of an elderly woman who tragically lost her life in a canoeing accident on the Hammonasset River has been revealed. The 81-year-old woman, Qiuhua Gua from Madison, was involved in the incident on Saturday morning. Emergency crews from Madison, Clinton, and the state of Connecticut responded to the scene after receiving reports of an overturned canoe and a woman in the water. It was later discovered that Gua was part of a state park-led guided canoe program, along with two other individuals. Thankfully, Gua was wearing a life jacket, while the other adult and child on board escaped unharmed. Madison Ambulance personnel transported Gua to the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Clinic, where she was sadly pronounced dead. EnCon police are currently investigating the incident, and the exact cause and manner of Gua’s death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. For further details, please refer to Fox 61, WFSB 3-TV, and WTNH News 8. To receive the latest updates on Clinton, sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts..