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Old 05-18-2008   #1
 
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Lower Eagle wrapped boat!!!

May 18, 2008. Eagle, CO.

Eagle Fire Department asked me to let you know to be aware there is a wrapped raft on the left metal tube of the waterpipe that crosses the Eagle just above the Fairgrounds takeout, below Rodeo Rapid.

Eagle County SAR will be working to remove it tomorrow and the bowline is still attached, so be alert and stay to river right (inside of corner) if paddling down there this week.
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As of 5/20 the raft is still wrapped. There have been reports that the top tube is no under the water line. Attached is a photo of the raft. Vail Mountain Rescue Group is working on removing the raft. I (Eagle Fire rep.)will advise when the raft is removed.
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I bet if you shot the tubes on the left side it would float on out. Then nobody has to get wet.
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Latest update from VMR is that the recovery is postponed until the water level subsides.
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So July then?
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Do marine salvage laws apply in this situation?
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Do marine salvage laws apply in this situation?
i'm pertty sure that's the way it works. fair game....
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I look good from a far. The recovery is postponed because the boat is quickly dropping under the water line and it would be really tough to get a line on the left side. There is a frame on the boat with two oars still on it. The bowline is loose but does not have a knot in the end of it. Stay clear and it should not be to much of a hazard. For the kayakers there are still a few beers off the stern that I am sure will be perfectly chilled!
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I heard state parks was out there trying to get it off with no luck. I also heard they had ropes across the river, across the only safe passage, with no upstream warning, and commercial trip barreling down on them. not cool. Let it be if you are out there. The owner is making plans with several organazations to get it out of there, possibly in july- kidding. Boat safe there is a lot of timber out there and the eagle is officially 6'
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Who's boat? Dibs?
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