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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #11
Western Slope, CO, Colorado
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Of course the details matter at a certain level, at our heart level, but once a case ( scenario ) happens, it is somewhat swept away from us into the legal system. Maybe not so much in the past, but more so in the future.
I don't proponent to have the answers, but if owning a guiding business I would be especially attuned to the landmark cases such as this and what the potential ramifications may be.

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #12
Denver, Colorado
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What would you consider a greater hazard to the rafting public a raft company that keeps sloppy records or a newspaper that routinely misidentifies location and river level when reporting rafting accidents?

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #13
Portland, Oregon
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So it wasn't in Big Drop?

I think it is rare to find anyone in the media who truly "gets" rafting. But that's nothing new really.

And I certainly wasn't suggesting AC was reckless. I just think any accident like this should cause the industry to reflect on operating practices and not just be defensive as if there are never mistakes made or marketing choices that can be adjusted. Maybe we need to turn more people away.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #14
Florence, Colorado
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Ex used to guide and constantly had issues with people who really should have picked a different run or not run due to health. If I recall correctly one loss in the last couple years, the individual had a pacemaker. Sad these consequences come about, but personal responsibility comes into the picture too. I know two owners here in canon area, and both have had losses over the years. It's a dangerous sport, especially in high water and or sections of the river at all levels. Articles like this omit these facts, and should include cautions for customers knowing their limits. Very biased article, but most news is biased anymore.

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