Trouble began for Brian and Hannah Kaufman after Gate 17 in the Giant Slalom race for the Open Canoe/Family category Saturday, May 4 during the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River. They got hung up on a rock in front of the crowd of onlookers, and it took several minutes for them to get loose. Hannah fell into the Hudson River and walked to shore — cold and wet but in good spirits — while Brian maneuvered the swamped canoe down to the finish line. Here is a photo essay of their ordeal. The crowd applauded when Hannah reached the shore.