Kayak Tragedy

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  1. ottor

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    Driving home and saw a bunch of activity across the bridge... stopped, and found a bunch of kayak runners stranded on a large rock with rapidly rising water.. Just let a ton go from the resevour up river.. Sadly, one of them died. You can see the overturned pontoon boat. I can't tell you how deep this canyon is, and the lack of help if something goes wrong.... They did CPR for 45 minutes before they could get a helecopter to land in the canyon. The last one gives you an example of how steep the walls are... if the picture was the face of a clock, there are rescuers standing about 1:00, less then a 1/3 down from the top of the picture.. Can you see them in their orange vests?

    Here, you can see the overturned boat - and the stranded boaters..

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    The bridge will give you an idea of the depth,

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    Here, they're bringing the overturned boat back down...

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    Can you see the rescue personnel?

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    Wow, that would be terrifying. It was good documentation though. Where did this happen?
     
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    Thanks,...

    Snake River Canyon - SouthCentral Idaho..

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    Oh my, what a hard-to-reach location at which this accident happened. Photos 2 and 4 really highlight the steepness of the sides of the river. Good job capturing the difficulties the rescuers faced. And how sad that a fun day turned tragic.
     
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    Twin Falls to be exact, my old home town and this was truly a sad thing that happened and to the west at the bridge we sometimes have base jumpers who lose their lives as well, it's a true beauty the canyon but DANGEROUS as well.
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