The mountain Mail arcticle is interesting in the end...
.....The first incident was May 28 in the same section of river south of the lower playhole when a Fort Collins woman was knocked from her inflatable kayak and became entangled in low tree branches at the river edge.
This could be looked at in two ways:
She was rescued by an RMOC guide who climbed onto the branch and untangled the victim. In that incident, a Mountain Mail staff photographer was on scene and documented the event.
RMOC owner Colin Buskist was contacted by The Mail Thursday, but refused to comment regarding the incident.
The Mountain Mail was on scene Thursday photographing the high water before the raft incident and saw the event unfold. A series of photos documenting the raft flipping were recorded, but will not be used.
1.) Leave it to a professional photog to see someone in trouble and just stand there and take pictures, or run along side and take pictures while rendering zero aid what-so-ever.
2.) If you see a professional photog, get the hell out of the water.... They are bad luck! And they won't help you! If in the unlikely event that they actually throw you a rope, they will probaby throw you both ends and then, well, I refer you back to item #1.
I really have nothing against Mountain Mail. At least they don't make it front page news everytime a raft flips, such as the Vail news rag.