Three women, inexperienced.See http://boatertalk.com/forum/BoaterTalk/225474 and http://tinyurl.com/7s8xe.
On Aug. 14, a 27-year-old New Zealand woman drowned while rafting the Class IV Staircase Rapids on the South Fork of the Payette. Caroline Granger was with her sister and a friend in an inflatable kayak when she fell out of the craft and into the water. The three women, who were in a boat intended for only two paddlers, were not wearing life jackets or helmets.
Ms. Granger fell out of the boat, hit her head on a rock, and disappeared. The three women had been expecting a run similar to the easier Boise River. They were not prepared for the serious whitewater that they encountered. http://tinyurl.com/7s8xe