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Old 07-15-2009   #31
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Perfectly put

Originally Posted by Yakinsmaaker View Post
What does the guides' 'feelings' have to do with it? Seriously, no one said a thing to hurt their sensitve feelings.

The initial post was just a heads up. nothing wrong with that. I was on this site precisely to find out info on a previous accident, and it was HERE that I learned that there had been another. And guess what: the report was accurate. Now, if the guy had been wrong, if there had been no accident, then Tango's position would be appropriate, but I just don't think slamming the guy for letting people know is good manners.

as for the guides... I know they take their jobs very seriously and don't want a bad rap. But what better way than for those of us who do boat regularly to stay informed and be able to explain what REALLY happened? In this case, the guy was plucked out of the river but had a cardiac arrest. That's good to know: the guides did their job but the guy had a weakness that killed him. I've known people who can barely swim but get into a raft to run class IV rapids. Talk about DUMB. We have a responsibility to point out that it's very risky to do that. Not to mention folks with heart conditions, or are out way out of shape.

your last comment is right.

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Old 07-16-2009   #32
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I have been saying for years that the AHRA, since they are incredibly well funded by the commercial outfitters, should be putting AED's down in the canyon with the back boards. Could save a couple of lives and make a difference.

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Old 07-16-2009   #33
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Randaddy, any thread or blog on the recent trip on the Colorado?

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