The tug-of-war looks like a scene from that old Superstar show where they had all the football players do a field day thing. I think Howard Cosel narrated.
Ingredients for good television:
1. High Water
2. Boat ramp (Hard to miss)
3. Good looking rafter
4. Right in the middle of a big city with all its cell phone users.
A few years ago a buddy of mine just down stream did the same thing on a commercial trip (yes it used to be done.) Some lady called from her cell phone and all of the sudden the man was everywhere. The rescue team wouldn't let them move. When he abondoned ship, he took his crew with him to shore and got one great arse chewing from the cheif.
So what ever happened to the Z-drag?