FYI. Looks like the river was at about 28 K.
Do comercials run at that level?
Dangerous weekend: Rafting accident kills man on Colorado River
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 05/26/2009 10:58:00 AM MDT
An Ohio man died Monday when his raft overturned on the Colorado River -- marking the end of a dangerous Memorial Day weekend in southeast Utah.
Dennis L. Young, 57, of Columbus, Ohio, was washed down river after his raft flipped at Skull Rapids in Westwater Canyon.
The other two people from his raft got out of the water quickly, but Young may have been in the water 20 minutes before other rafters extracted him, said Grand County Chief Deputy Curt Brewer.
Young likely passed out from the cold water and drowned, Brewer said. He was wearing a helmet and life jacket. The group continued to a landing spot at Cisco where they called law enforcement.
Heavy rains created flash flooding in southeast Utah just as outdoor enthusiasts and concert- goers descended on the area for the holiday weekend.
One of the most dangerous episodes occurred Saturday near the lines of Grand and San Juan counties. A caravan of 18 people -- eight of them children -- traveling in Jeeps were in Kane Creek Canyon as a wall of water approached, Brewer said.
The group abandoned the Jeeps and ran to higher ground to avoid injury, Brewer said. Water destroyed one Jeep winched to a tree and washed away two others. Brewer said those Jeeps had not been found as of Sunday.
Grand County search and rescue teams helped two other groups stranded by flooding on Saturday. About nine people were stranded near Power Dam, Brewer said. Another group was
stranded along the Green River in Grays Canyon when water washed away the gravel road.
The group was stuck in the canyon until Sunday when a county road crew with a front loader was able to repair the road. No one in that group was injured, though one horse was washed away and killed, Brewer said.