Originally Posted by restrac2000
Holy crap! I haven't kept up with Colorado law in a few years so I am not sure how this all panned out on other rivers but hopefully some good will come from this situation in the form of boater protection if its not already in place. Good on the Sheriff for investigating this and being so open about its danger as well as the fire department for stepping up to remove the hazard.
If this was intentionally placed as a weapon than I sincerely hope the criminal is charged.
Best of luck in recovery to the boaters, both physically and emotionally. That is a serious event to unpackage.
Yes. We'll see what the investigation reveals. At best, it was a terribly ignorant and thoughtless thing to do, which is possible (possible that some landowner was trying to get across the river or something). And at worst, a malicious and criminal act. The owner of the boat is a close friend and I know most of the others. And in recent times, we (in this area) have had some contentious interactions around river access, water use and property owner rights. We'll see what shakes out.