The guy in front of me was the one filming for his group. I just happened to be passing by on my way home from a hiking trip with my son and saw these guys setting up. We decided to watch the run, and help with any rescue/recovery if needed. I would have felt better if I had my throwbag handy, but who needs one of those for hiking, right? These guys had just come down from a run on Big South and were wanting to play a bit more. They were taking a kayaking/camping trip from TN to BC.
Anyway, I missed the first drop on my phone camera but it was the best of the bunch. The paddler literaly disappeared for a few seconds as he went over then he popped back up. I think the first drop was scarier for the rest of us than the third one since he didn't surface right away, at least from our vantage point. Regardless, he hit the lines perfectly and made his way through, thankfully.