Once upon a time (in the summer of 2004), I spent a great deal of time on Canandaigua Lake at my friends', Lauren and Alex Helmer, lake house.We often paddled around on their sit-on-top kayaks.Two men, Irish kayakers David Higgins, 26, and Alexander Mac Gourty, 19, have been confirmed by the Ecuadorian authorities to have died while local guide Joaquin Meneses, 18, and American Jeremiath Stewart both survived.Mr Meneses later told a press conference that the river was so powerful that 'getting out of the kayak was practically facing death'.'The flow of that river was so strong that getting out of the kayak was practically facing death,' he said, according to El Comercio.At 14 I owned Big Purple (the same color as everything else I was buying at the time!) and was working as a cashier at the kayaking shop, where I spent 9 incredible summers working and paddling with customers and fellow employees who shared the same passion for kayaking as me.
Adam Vaughan, 22, of Newbury, Berkshire, was part of an expedition that got in to difficulty on the Abanico river in the country's south east.
Mr Vaughan studied Spanish at Cardiff University and began kayaking when he was just 11.
Both Mr Meneses and Mr Higgins were both initially reported as missing but while the Ecuadorian guide was found alive late on Monday, telling rescuers he had survived by eating insects and naranjillo (edible plants), local newspaper El Universo reported that the body of Mr Higgins had been found on Monday night.
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