Originally Posted by JHimick
Bullshit. This thread is not a memorial. This thread started because someone sought more information on an accident and now its a discussion about river safety. If you want to start a memorial thread go right ahead. This is a prefectly acceptable forum to talk about about PFDs and responsible river actions, whether or not unpopular opinions are expressed.
Agreed. I think that the logical progression of the conversation is to how we can better educate and/or/not regulate safety on rivers. I religiously read Charlie Walbridges accident summary's to try and understand what I can do to be safer on the water. I have been following this thread for the same purpose. No one has made any personal remarks regarding the victims actions other than to try and state the known facts. The fact that a discussion on safety and river regulation has emerged is not calous or disrespectful....its pragmatic. Stop being so sensitive.
Here's a new topic for you: Why is everyone so concerned about what context/forum/thread you can have a discussion about something?? Maybe we should just add a whole NEW forum dedicated to river safety and a whole NEW forum dedicated to memorials for river accidents. That way, no one's feelings will get hurt even though everyone hides behind an anonymous internet handle!!