It is with sadness that I report the death of Nick Kalma, ex president of Canberra Canoe Club, white water instructor and proficient sea paddler. Nick was well known to many members of the N.S.W. Sea Kayak Club, having taken part in a number of club trips in the past.
Nick suffered a major heart attack near the Tolgate islands, off Batemans Bay whilst assisting with instruction of a group of young novice paddlers from Canberra Grammar School. Unfortunately there was no satisfactory solution to this rescue scenario.
Nick died participating in a sport be loved, in an area he knew well, paddling a boat he enjoyed.
He will be sorely missed by the Canberra community.