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Today I lost my throw rope in Waterton Canyon above Green Bridge Rapid. I will start by apologizing to everyone in the boating community. I do realize the hazard and will continue to do everything that I can to try to find this rope.

The following is a description of the rope, where I lost it and where it might be:

It is a yellow Salamander Retriever waist bag with 55’ of yellow rope. The entire length of rope was deployed when it went into the river.

The last time we saw it was about 100 yards above the Green Bridge rapid. There is a large eddy on river right with a large pine tree partially in the river at the end of this eddy and there is a rock about the size of a compact car just left of center in the river with most of the current moving to the left. The last time we saw the rope it was just above this rock. It may be wrapped around it but if it is it is too deep to see it right now.

My name (Bill Crockett) and phone number are on the throw bag. If you find it and can retrieve please keep it and call me so that I can post again to let everyone know that it is out of the river.

Again I apologize to everyone. I spent a lot of time looking for it today and will continue to look for it. Several boaters have run the section since I lost the rope. They were looking for it also and did not see it. Thanks to everyone who helped me look for it today.

As the level drops please watch for this rope. I plan to return tomorrow and as often as possible to look for it.
 

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Bill, I paddled with you and your sons several years back and I know you are not the kind of person to just let a rope get loose. You mention that this was a waist bag. Do you think that it being a waist bag contributed to it getting loose?
 

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Greg

Thanks for the compliment. It would be great to paddle with you again.

As to your question about whether using a waist bag may have caused me to lose the rope. The rope landed in the River solely because I did a poor job of holding it. I did not wrap it around my waist before throwing it so that when it landed and pulled at me I lost the end. It was a careless mistake on my part and I knew better.
 

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Greg

Thanks for the compliment. It would be great to paddle with you again.

As to your question about whether using a waist bag may have caused me to lose the rope. The rope landed in the River solely because I did a poor job of holding it. I did not wrap it around my waist before throwing it so that when it landed and pulled at me I lost the end. It was a careless mistake on my part and I knew better.
I'm curious why you'd be throwing a rope above Green Bridge? Were you actually performing a rescue? Or was this a training activity that lost another rope (seems to happen alot down there lately)?
 

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Did I through the rope as part of a training exercise?

I threw the Rope because I saw someone in the River that needed help. I was participating in a Swift Water Rescue course yesterday but when I threw the Rope I was not with the class and we were not practicing how to throw a rope in the river.
 
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