Upper Colorado River fatality 6/5/14
Details are still coming in, but there's been a fatality on the Upper C this afternoon.
So there's been a fiberglass drift boat pinned on river left, 3/4 thru a rapid most people around here know as graveyard or boneyard. It's the last little rapid in the Red Canyon (Yarmony Canyon). Top of the straight-away above the Benches Campgrounds.
Apparently the victim was on a raft that hit the drift boat, was ejected, and was pinned between the drift boat and the rocks, entangled in the raft's un-coiled bow line.
No word yet if they're planning on removing the drift boat now, or letting higher water do it.
If you're planning on running the Upper C anytime soon, keep your eyes open at the end of the canyon....
Please be careful out there folks. Rivers are running high all over.
Let's all be as safe as possible.
All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine. - Spicoli