GPP33 you do realize this raft was full of guides. Kim was a guide.
As for twisting the facts, everyone I've talked to says that 6 people have died at this feature, but we have a few of the folks who are so opposed to altering the feature they have to minimize the tragedy by saying that only four have died in order to defend their point.
As if a 33% decrease (and trying to erase those people's deaths from memory) makes it somehow alright if it wasn't before.
But humans are very bad at risk calculations. What percentage is an OK death risk?
We tend to think of mountaineering on K2 as about as risky as you can get in outdoor pursuits... 27% risk of fatality per attempt...
Whitewater recreation is supposed to be pretty safe. 0.008-0.011% fatality risk per user day on average (using AWA #s) with kayaking being a bit more at about 0.03%, but still slightly safer than driving a car!
Using Missouri Boater's guesstimate of 20% risk of fatality per swim at frog rock, that swim is roughly 200,000% more dangerous than the average whitewater day.
That's a bit much for class III, don't you think? If we don't alter the feature, maybe we should rerate Fractions as Class V+ based on consequences. Or I guess we could put up those risk numbers on a sign... I bet that would reaaaaaaaaaally help