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Hey fellow Buzzards

Flight for life was used today on Clear Creek. I saw the chopper land,.

River scuttlebut gossip is a commercial guest went for a swim at Outerlimits and was pulled out unconscious near powerline. Thats a LONG SWIM.

I am sure more accurate details will be forthcomming

Paddle on


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No real details on the aforementioned accident. Thoughts are with the victim and some boating buddies from way back.

I wanted to thank Scott for once again being in the right place at the right time. Thanks for looking out for the All Ameri-twins (and getting my boat back).

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Jeffco cops came hauling ass up to the dam takeout spot on clear creek last night as we were getting off the river. Apparently some lady called up 911 or local dispact to report "some assholes are kayaking on clear creek and the creek is closed". Officer verified that A-hole was the term used and that the lady was really angry. Officer wanted to write us tickets for kayaking and was grilling us on whether we knew the rules of the creek closure. We informed him that law enforecment typically can ban single chamber inflatables (ie tubes and walmart rafts), but not kayaks at high water, and that this has already been figured out. The officer did not personally understand the difference between single chamber ban and kayaks until we explained, and he had to radio in to HQ to confirm. After confirming that we were good to go, the officer was nice and friendly and went on his way.

Lesson here... that many already know... if that if the PO PO shows up, know your rights and stand up for them in a personable and non-confrontational manner.

Clear creek is brown and muddy and running huge. Love it! Be safe out there...
 

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Another death today. I'm on the swift water rescue team for one of the departments that responded for 2 in the water. On our way we were dispatched that one was rescued and the other was going to be a body recovery. We were stood down not more than 5 minutes later that the victim was recovered. It was a 41 yo male on a raft trip with his family with Highside Adventures. You can read more here:

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/06/07/one-dead-after-accident-on-clear-creek/10176627/

Be safe out there... It's really quite dangerous.


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So.... The party the was FFLed out of IS is reported to me by a very reliable source to have swam in Phoenix and was pulled out near the Starbucks near the east end of IS. Will see if I can get an update that I can post later today.
 

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Painful to watch, thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
 

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so i believe there were 2 incidents on CC last week. the fatality on the 7th, and then the life flight on the 5th. The life flight was reported as occurring, but i haven't heard anything about the condition of the individual. Seems really odd.
 

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GoPro footage of Clear Creek River Rafting Accident on 6-7-14 - YouTube

Is this the same incident? Skip to 5:00 to see the initial flip. I'm no rafter, but I can't figure out why that boat went into the bridge support. Was the guide just not paying attention or what?

Also, this appears to be somewhere below Kermits, no?
Yeah... that looks like that is it. Its consistent with what I was informed of that a raft flipped in front. Yes... it was just past Kermits around bridge 6.
 

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To clarify this post was originally about an incident prior to the saturday fatality. The video appears to be from saturday, correct?

Does anyone have information on that original incident?
 

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GoPro footage of Clear Creek River Rafting Accident on 6-7-14 - YouTube

Is this the same incident? Skip to 5:00 to see the initial flip. I'm no rafter, but I can't figure out why that boat went into the bridge support. Was the guide just not paying attention or what?

Also, this appears to be somewhere below Kermits, no?
Looks to me like the guide pointed at the bridge and gave an "All back" command to back away and they crew was not getting it done. At one point the guy looked at the camera and was smiling, probebly looking at each other smiliing instead of paddling. You can even see the guide earlier in the video instructing one of his paddlers and seemed frustraed. Im assuming he hit the bridge with his bow to "T" it up instead of hitting it sideways. All in all a bad situation, although I do not think the rafter that died was in the boat. The news comment I read said the raft in front of them flipped. I am assuming the boat that passed them after they were on shore was the raft carrying the gentleman that passed. Horrible situation, stay safe out there!
 

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Looked to me like the guide picked a shit angle and was using a back ferry just for shits and giggles and got caught out on both. They were in flat water he should have been able to make that move by himself without calling any commands.
 

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Glenn, this thread is not about bashing this guide. Obviously, you have never had someone die on one of your raft trips. Do you know how much guilt this guide is probably dealing with??? Then he gets to see your post calling him a shitty guide. Also, if you had ever paddled Clear Creek you would know that there is no "flat water".
 

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while i'm not defending calling the guide out, that was very much a flat water stretch... especially by Clear creek standards.
Crap happens, especially at high water. Water is moving so much faster than MOST people are used to on these rivers and creeks, small mistakes become big.
My condolences go out to the family and friends of all of the victims this year. And the guides involved.




BTW; glenn is familiar with CC.
 

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While I can empathize with the guide he's not the victim. I have little interest in ignoring the obvious facts of a video we all have access to in order to protect the feelings of someone who kicked off an incident requiring a rescue that resulted in a death. If this is the wrong thread to have that discussion ask a mod to move it to a new discussion along with the video and the other comment wrongfully blaming the customers. All guests deserve better. They place a massive amount of trust in the guides to avoid basic scenarios like this one from ever happening.
 
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