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blake said...

FYI...There are no class V rapids on the Ocoee River. At normal commercial rafting release flows, the rapids are mostly class III & IV, including the Upper Ocoee and Olympic section. The raft overturned in a class IV rapid called Humongous. Very sorry to hear about this fatality and our prayers go out to the deceased, his family/friends, and the guides and staff at Ocoee Outdoors, which is a wonderful company here on the Ocoee River. Considering this river sees about 250,000-300,000 rafters annually, there have only been a handful of commercial rafting fatalities since it has been rafted commercially since 1976.

June 7, 2011 at 2:41 p.m.

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