This is a cut and past from the statesman. Water still kinda high on the sf and very cold.
Swirley canyon doesnt have a lot of big water but it does have some wicked eddie fences.
Tragic. Prayers for the family
PATRICK ORR Idaho_Statesman
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By PATRICK ORR — [email protected]
Four adults and two kids put in near the Danskin Station, about six miles east of Garden Valley, some time before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Boise County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dale Rogers said.One woman fell out of the raft when it hit some rapids. Tracy Ruby, 45, jumped in the river to try to help the woman, Rogers said, and a man with the group did the same.The others in the raft were able to pull the first woman and the man out of the water, but could not find Ruby, whose 6-year-old son was in the raft. The group was not with a guide.Ruby was found about six miles downriver near Alder Creek Road by two people who pulled her to the bank and attempted CPR, Rogers said.The stretch of river where the woman drowned is known as “Swirly Canyon.” It has both rapids and strong currents, especially when river flows are high in the late spring and early summer. Sunday’s death was the first rafting fatality in Boise County this season, Rogers said. But Southern Idaho has had at least one other drowning this year: A Nampa fisherman died in the Snake River near Marsing in March.Rogers said the three adults who went into the South Fork were not wearing life vests. Sheriff’s reports say that Ruby and another woman in the boat discussed putting them on as the raft approached the rapids, but didn’t have time before the first woman fell in. Fellow rafters tried to throw Ruby a life jacket when she was in the water, but she wasn’t able to reach it, Rogers said. It’s unclear whether the other adult and the two children in the raft were wearing life vests, the deputy said.Patrick Orr: 377-6219 Twitter: @IDS_Orr Copyright 2012 Idaho_Statesman. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.