A safety lesson well learned.

Jan 21, 2015 by


John and a crew ran the Gorge and Canyon sections of the Big South Fork this past Monday. A splendid and cold winter paddle was enjoyed by all, but a safety lesson was reinforced by a paddler whose head made contact with a rock. The following photograph demonstrates the solid reasoning that whitewater paddlers must wear good helmets, PFD’s, and other safety gear.

SweetRockerSplitCan you imagine the injury that a paddler NOT wearing a helmet would have sustained? Fortunately the paddler was wearing the appropriate safety equipment and was not injured.

The lesson is simple! Get good gear and use it!

Follow this link to see the video.








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