On my Grand trip in 2015 the oldest guy on the trip was about 75 and he flipped once and swam one or two other times too... But he was locked in for the full 19 days.Yeah it was a more eventful day one than I have had. The flip on Gruman had a 70 year old on his first trip. Then he got rescued into the other boat and thrown out on the left run of Mother rock before we grabbed him. He was only doing the day run luckily because I don't think he would have wanted to go on.
Wow... What a stoke of luck he was there to catch th boat!Forgot a good part of the story. The Raft just kept going. We thought he was going to have to go on the through trip with us. Luckily a guide was looking out at the river and saw it coming. Without a life jacket on jumps out into the river and swims over to get it and drags it back. Flips the raft and when we thank him for getting the raft and flipping it over. He says he had to flip it so he could get to the beer in the cooler.