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Old 05-27-2008   #1
 
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Accident on the Ark?

I was playing tour guide over Memorial Day weekend. I was in the observation car and poeple were on the tracks and stopped the train. The conductor told us they were loading an injured boater (perhaps a rafter). Does anyone know what happened?

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this is far from first hand but i heard a commercial raft customer died.
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Thanks

One of the other passengers on the train told me he saw a body bag.
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Old 05-27-2008   #4
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Ark is a pretty long river. What section were you on? Gorge?
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If anyone finds anything out, let me know. I'm the Colorado accident correspondent to American Whitewater. I'll start doing some searching here now.
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Just upstream from the Royal Gorge Bridge

The train stopped upstream upstream from the Royal Gorge Bridge. I'm not that familiar with the Ark & Brown's Canyon to say exactly which rapids. There were search and Rescue people standing on the bank near the tracks. Theere should be a log somewhere.
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Commercial rafting death in the Gorge, an obese woman. Also, there was another person that spent the night in the hospital. Sounds like the woman was dead on the scene. I don't know what rapid or what happened, this is through the grapevine, but reliable.
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Schubutt, If it was in front of the gorge then that is known as the parkdale section.
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i heard the swim was either in or just before sunshine and continued to the diversion dam.

my condolences to the family and friends.

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long swim. my condolences as well.
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