Originally Posted by Xtraheat
I read that there was a death on Iron Curtain? Anyone know what happened?
I am not anyone to be taken at 100% because I'm hearing all this second hand.
I heard that the first death on Sunday was a college age girl who somehow found her way down 18 feet where it was possible for her to become caught under the undercut rock. It happened above Iron Ring... the rock is called Magnet Rock. It's a rock with a pool below that rafters have been flipping off of for years to give their crews a good time. I feel bad for the family, but I also feel so terrible for the guide who was out from CO guiding for the season. How was she to know that that would happen? She'd had it modeled for her by other guides for years. I also find it confusing that in simple dumptruck that a girl was pushed down 18', in an area that doesn't have too stong a current, to become trapped... I would think that the PFD would have kicked in by then. ???
The second death was a guy named Matt (?) who was a guide from the Ocoee River who was out on a private trip. They borrowed the boat from the same company that had the death the day before...
The guide was caught underneath Fingernail Rock, a known undercut that people stay far away from. It should be easy to, as the water all flows to the opposite side of the river from Fingernail... I wonder if the crew knew where they were... an experienced person would have known not to wander there.
All in all, super sad and I hope guides take warning and becareful... I love all my friends too much to loose any of you! I'm sorry for these families, but I also feel blessed that it didn't happen to anyone I knew.