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Risky river swim

Discussion in 'On the Water' started by Alexandoy, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Pathfinder

    This is to warn campers in taking a dip or swimming in a river that you are not familiar with. A group of college students went to a mountain area and dared to take a dip in the river not knowing of the strong undercurrent. Sadly, 7 of them drowned. The safety measure in those cases is to be sure if the water is human friendly before taking a swim.
     
  2. rz3300

    rz3300 Explorer

    When it comes to the bodies of waters that you can trust, rivers probably would rank down there towards the bottom. Of course it varies, but I would make sure to plan thins out to at least avoid some questionable areas.
     
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    It has been my custom as a canoe camper to pay attention to all kinds of water - swimming, canoeing, drinking, washing, cooking - the whole nine yards. In this country if seven person's drowned in one place a Coroner's Hearing would be held to determine exactly what happened. In this neck of the woods maps can be purchased, you can go on line to examine particular lakes and other places. You can find out latest water levels, dangers, elevations and other relative data. One needs to use one's head when it comes to being water wise sportfans.

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    This water is silky smooth, inviting, refreshing, rejuvenating, and cleansing. We know the water and we treat it with respect.
     
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