Tragic loss of life in Ecuador

Canoeing Ireland are deeply saddened by the deaths of the two Irish paddlers, Alex McGourty and David Higgins, while in Ecuador. Their family and friends have our deepest sympathies and our sincere condolences. Their loss will be felt by the whole community. We extend our condolences to all four of the other paddlers from the expedition. US national, Jeremy Bisson, was found on Saturday while Ecuadorian kayaker, Joaquin Meneses, was rescued two days later on Monday. They are still actively searching for Adam Vaughen.

Tribute to Alex McGourty and David Higgins – The Irish Times

David Higgins Tribute – Independent

David Higgins Tribute – Morning Live

Alex McGourty Tribute – The Times

Alex McGourty Tribute – Irish News