Chopper pilots put them selves in harms way by selecting the job they do, And I salute them.
Every mission an army pilot does that is not in a war zone is a training mission and it is good to train as you fight. I have never met an Army chopper pilot that was mad because he had to save someone. And I have know a good many.
The only thing I have seen here from Fortboise is gratitude toward the rescue personel.
He got in to deep and was not prepared. Lesson learned. Bet he will be more prepared the next time. It is not his fault he was not born an expert whitewater boatman, navy seal, and all around rambo like the rest of us.
I am an American Whitewater member. One of 6300. There are an estimated 100000 paddlers in the U S. If you are not a member you should join. AW is fighting for our rivers everyday and could use some help.