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Cissy17 said...

I almost died on this river in 2002 when the raft I was in flipped at humongous and I got caught in a hydraulic current. Once I pushed out, no one could rescue me. They threw ropes but I kept being pulled under by the consecutive rapids. I was beaten by rocks and almost drowned. I was not rescued unto right before the last rapid on that Olympic course. A safety boat came after me. I'm strong, athletic, but still...this wiped me out and my hip was severely injured. I still see a chiropractor for it.afterwards, I did not receive any actual health care until I got home a few hours away. The staff did not help. Later though, I went back and had a different guide Justus, and he was a big help during the trip...I went in the middle river to help me emotionally heal from the pain the trip in 2002 brought in my life, took years to get over, major PTSD and physical injuries. The Olympic course needs more safety and guidance and very good guides...I didn't feel as prepared or very informed. There needs to be more realities and quality guides who know what they are doing, my first guide in 2002 was terrible. She fell out first and was not helpful. The person who rescued me was another guide from another boat. All of the various companies should have more unity and training.

April 2, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

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