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Old 05-18-2013   #1
 
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Thoughts on this video from rafters.

Found this today. I think it looks like a Wal-Mart raft or something. Listen to the guides response at the end. BROKEN OAR CAUSES HORRIFIC RAFTING ACCIDENT ON PROVO RIVER - captured with gopro helmet cam - YouTube

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Umm- first of all I wouldn't describe it as horrific. They hit something sideways and flipped. No pin, slow and shallow water. They guy stood up to pick the kid back up and put him in the raft. It didn't look like the oar had broken before they hit the piller- he just underestimated it. Kid was scared, but ok.

Couldn't hear all the banter at the end, but I did hear the guide "kidding" him about the raft setup. I think he asked if the kid was ok first?
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Thankfully they were wearing life jackets. They were lucky their cheap raft didn't wrap on the bridge pylon.
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Love the guides response..."you call that an oar?"

Obvious Greendick in a Kmart special.Guess you get what you pay for. There's a time and a place for all beginners. This probably wasn't one of those places. Probably thought he would just "bump the bridge a little." He had a car seat but probably has never even heard of a throwrope. Hopefully it was his wake up call,cause it could've been a lot worse.
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When the guy said "my oar broke" the guide said 'You call that an oar"
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The blade falls off the shaft(or breaks off) at the 5sec mark
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Just a guess, but his helmet came probably cost more than the boat.
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Man this guy is an idiot. You should check out his other videos. Here is one of them kayaking with out helmets.
His Youtube name is "Areyouprepped" Well sir ask yourself that question.
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Ouch. I'm positive HE has his helmet on though....how else is he gonna get all that killer NoPro footage.
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Both those videos sucked. Especially the first one. What an idiot. Way to scare your kid out of boating but by no means a "horrific rafting accident"... perhaps an "avoidable tubing incident..."
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