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Old 06-06-2017   #11
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Just got off the river. The dory has been removed and is beached at Bench 2.

And yes, from my understanding, the rope was from the raft, not the dory....

Condolences to all involved. Sounded like a really tough situation.

Be careful out there

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Old 06-06-2017   #12
 
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So sad for the victim and his/her family/friends. Scary for all of us rafters. But there is a lesson here. Uncoiled bowline. Ugh. Please everyone, keep your bowline in a throw bag or have it coiled and tied really really well.
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I hope the person that left their dory in the river for weeks has learned a valuable lesson.

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Old 06-07-2017   #14
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So sad. Things happen quickly on the river, especially during runoff. Please be careful and double check your rigging and gear. Condolences to the family and friends.
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I hope the person that left their dory in the river for weeks has learned a valuable lesson.
It was very dangerous to approach. I reckon the BLM used hand grenades to get it unpinned.
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