Originally Posted by jr2hike
I'm not sure how one who is not on the trip or involved with the trip in any fashion has the right to say that someone is in no condition to be on that trip.
I believe what hpp10 said was he remembered thinking to himself that they shouldn't be on the run. He didn't say that about the people, he merely remembered thinking it, so cut him some slack.
Now I'll give you what you're fishing for: People unable to swim for themselves have no business running Westwater, under the care of you or anyone else. They can go to the ADA compliant library and watch videos of Skull, but have no place on a true whitewater trip, as instances like this are proof of. Clearly the intentions of professionals are not enough when the shit hits the fan. Swimming ability should be a prerequisite for the trip.
My condolences to the families of those who were lost. I hope they knew what they were getting in to.