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Accident Description


TWO RAFT GUIDES DIE IN COLORADO

Two professional raft guides died on Colorado rivers in 1993.

On July 1, a guide on the Poudre River apparently broke his neck when his raft flipped in Pineview Rapid, a solid class IV+ drop. He swam to shore, tried to stand up, then collapsed and fell face-down in the water. The first and last boat of his four-boat trip flipped, slowing rescue efforts.

SOURCES: Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Leonard Pierce posting to Rec.boats.paddle