Originally Posted by mora2818
I know a little and I usually never comment on stuff like this but I think it always bares repeating, wear your life jacket at all times on the river!
Implying that he didn't?
So that you or someone else can feel better about doing what you can to not die? That you did it 'right' and he did it wrong so you sleep better? WTF?
If you know something say it. Bullshit beating around the bush helps no one.
If it's only something you know from the internet rumor mill then shut up. I doubt you were there, so anything you might 'know' is second hand knowledge. Sometimes people drown on the river. It sucks and it sucks big time for those with him. I read the same report that he may have had trouble with his PFD but that is just a guess it would seem.
I often do not wear a pfd on several different stretches of river and nothing you or anyone else says will change that. It's my choice and I am ok with it.
Sometimes I even swim in the river or a swimming pool without a PFD, heaven forbid.
And if I die on one of those stretches of river due to my choices, that would be a lot better than languishing in hospital with needles in my arm and no fresh air to be found anywhere.
Quote from his partner in life and on the boat from her FB page:
"I lost my best friend and partner to the Grand Canyon River Gods on April 23, 2017. I take solace in the knowledge that he could not have gone in a more grand place or in a better way - doing what he loved. The native people of the Grand Canyon believe it is heaven - what better place for Jim to go."
RIP Jim Blair.