approximatly two pm today a PRIVATE rafter was killed on the edwards mile of the Eagle river. He was sitting in the front of a raft that was guided by his friend when they flipped on an wave ( he thought). They were both next to the raft when the guide told him to let go, there were kayakers nearby assisting and the story is vague from there. He was pulled to shore about a half mile down stream at the top of the edwards lake. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the second accident in 24 hours on the edwards mile, last night another raft flipped with two people in it. both of there lifejackets were "ripped off" ( that part is suspect) they were not dressed for the water, one guy went missing as was found walking along shore, cold but fine.
So, be safe out there, go with people with plenty of experinece, scout the mile even though its long, and for god sakes wear some warm clothes and proper gear!