I am glad to hear she is okay after what happened. I too was part of the rescue, just happened to be driving by after taking out at 2 rivers. Kudos to everyone involved. The rescue efforts by everyone there was awesome and the end result is proof; the young group of kayakers, the two ski patrollers from Breck and Keystone in the Mini-me. She did panic, would not let go of her boat and was getting tossed around, would not grab the throw rope, she did not have a pulse when pulled from the river, CPR was performed for 3-4 minutes, and she was brought back to consciousness prior to the medics arrival.
She was in a small inflatable raft that appeared to be under-inflated and was not wearing a "river" life vest, but a lake/ski vest that was not properly fitted. There were many people on the river this weekend that were not using proper equipment or any equipment for that matter. Prevention is difficult when a sport is self-policed.
Treemanji - Stay river right and go through the tongue. If in doubt there is a pull out on river right to scout.