Originally Posted by cschmidt1023
There were boats below the commercial rig (which was not a paddle boat) that flipped, and the commercial customer who passed away was out of the water after Skull.
The private rig dump trucked (it did not flip) and it sounds like they followed SG pretty closely...one of my buddies speculated they ran too close together and could not maneuver, but not confirmed (although certainly a possible explanation). The private boater who passed away was not pulled out until after Last Chance.
Following too close is what caused my boat to flip in Surprise (I wasn't driving, so my first flip is still in my future). But at high flow WW, especially past Funnel, you got to keep the distance between boats not to bunch up and run over each other.
This is 15,200 cfs Funnel Rapid accident we had a while back, luckily no swims. My first time captaining a paddle crew. Alcohol was a problem in the other boat, our paddle boat couldn't slow down to give enough space for the slow boat to move through.
Also, didn't help me messing up my Right and Left when I was yelling command in Skull... oops
(start at 2m8s)