Originally Posted by OregonianRG
I have been in many boating situations over the years where a well tossed throw rope has helped save many a people and or boats. Not once do I remember an instance where trying to save someone with a rope actually put them in more danger. My other educational point is when you see that the people and or boats are out of the a stuck situation and floating downriver, you get in your boats ASAP and see if you can help further in anyway possible. I think it took us 20-30 minutes to regroup and flip that boat over before we were ready to continue our journey down the river. During that time, I don't remember seeing those guys on the right bank passing us, or if they did, I missed them and they floated on by without saying anything to us. What were they doing? Why didn't they shove off immediately and offer help?
Is this the same mark with a riken who I ran into a few years back with a busted up crew on the mfs at around 6.5'. If so what up buddy. We just got off yesterday and watched the vid on the way home. Personally I cracked up at the narrator, but im a bit of a dick so I understand the comments from the more sensitive crowd.
If you want to learn from this, scout unknown rapids and always bring at least one customer raft paddle in every raft. If both those guys threw a few draw strokes that would of been a short ride. Its got me out of many circle jerking situations.