Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Former USACK Member

Sept. 23, 2008, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Former USACK member and long time paddler, Patrick Sawyer, was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Wednesday, July 16 at 5:30 a.m. Patrick was in the Intensive Care Unit in a medically-induced coma for a serious head injury for 5 days. He died July 21 at 2:38 a.m.

Patrick will be remembered for his involvement in the community, whether it be paddling, homeschooling, swimming, cycling, school, nursing, or environmental causes. 

Many people have asked how they can help? Reading Patrick's site and leaving comments truly helps beyond measure. If you see that no one has commented for a few days, please make a comment and let Patrick's family know you are there!

While at his website, please register using your real name as the “username” to let the family know who is viewing the site.

For more information please visit Patrick's website at