Video shows kayakers plummeting from Medina Waterfalls

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 November 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – It was Columbus Day weekend and Mike and Jaime Beach were out for a walk along the towpath in Medina when they heard some yelling.

The Albion couple was walking along the towpath last month, trying to find a spot to see the Medina Waterfalls. They on a stroll a little west of the Horan Road bridge on the towpath. Then they saw a group of kayakers emerge from a tunnel that allows the Oak Orchard Creek to flow under the canal.

The kayakers had nowhere to go but over the falls. The Beaches watched the group plunge 40 feet over the falls. One of them landed upside down in the water. He was able to right-size and the group kept paddling down the creek.

“I was nervous for them and in disbelief,” Mr. Beach said today.

He took a video of the kayakers with his iPhone and shared it with the Orleans Hub after seeing Friday’s article about the Medina Falls. (Click here to see it.)The Beaches used to live in Medina. That’s when they discovered the waterfalls.

They like to stop back to go see it. They often go for a walk ner the falls and they have also seen it while kayaking the Oak Orchard, using the boat launch at Glenwood Lake.

“It’s a really cool spot,” Beach said today.

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Medina Waterfalls is north of the canal near the Horan Road bridge.