Originally Posted by Mtroserider
I'm not going to argue with restrac2000 (phillip), but I would hope that regardless of our "rescue and medical ability", we would stop and assess whether a fellow boater needed our assistance.
We agree on the basic ethic of helping fellow river rafters. We just likely differ on how we assess when that is safe and helpful. I carry a ton of gear, technical and medical, that I more than willing to share. That said, I have never had to apply technical skills on the river to pins or wraps.
What is it about this rapid that causes so many deaths and wraps/pins? Do most people floating this stretch go prepared for self-rescue?
Per the second video...if you watch the youtube author's other video from that day there are already people initiating a rescue from what looks like the common spot upriver. If others are already helping I would have no problem playing through myself (assuming it was safe to proceed).