Originally Posted by rickysymo
I believe in karma and it would also have been heavy on your conscience if you would not have lent your hand and your strength to those who need it.
Witnessed the incident in question and I was stunned. These same people had one of their party swim out of their boat right after our launch at Stone Bridge. Our group retrieved the boat, she self rescued,and we sat in an eddy with them for 20 minutes while she walked down to us and got her boat. I did not know them personally, thought it just river courtesy. When a 2 person Tomcat overturned in rapids later, the female beginner riding shotgun took way too long a swim in some pretty cold water. Her more experienced female companion was able to self rescue. She was finally intercepted by 2 of her group further downstream and brought out okay, but cold, on river left. Members of the group were separated at various points along river left and did not know of her downstream rescue. Her duckie companion was upstream, frantic with worry. Whistles were blowing, people calling out, etc. Although they were obviously experienced kayakers, in a position to effectively assist in the rescue, they chose not to get involved and paddled off downstream. W.T..F