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03-18-2008, 08:20 AM
[b]RRFW Riverwire

03-18-2008, 09:38 AM
I want to do the Grand Canyon again, but I am so afraid of those rapids and falling out! :eek2:

Why is that most say the life preserver will save you but then some people still drown?

03-18-2008, 10:22 AM
One of the big killers in the GC is the cold water which causes heart failure. A number of death's are because of heart failure.

If you really are interested in why people die in the GC you need to read

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

It's a pretty good book if you like reading about this type of stuff.


03-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Inappropriately worn life jacket kills as well. Also, alcohol has a huge role on the river trips.

03-19-2008, 05:37 AM
So..... I think I will buy a very good life jacket! Before I go and order a pink one, is there some good suggestions for one to get? The water is so shocking cold... does that have anything to do with some of the deaths too?

03-22-2008, 09:21 PM
For sure! A good wet suit is a great addition to your river gear. Some people wear dry suits.

I like to put on a wet suit and then the splash gear on top. Splash gear keeps you dry during the rapids and the wet suit keeps you from hyperthormia a little longer. Make sure to get some good booties, any dive shop would have them.

From my research, this PFD would give you the highest floatation http://www.altrec.com/27566/ with a crouch strap it would probably be the safest too, because it will never come off you. I have one of these, they are bulky for sure, but I'd rather be uncomfirtable but alive. :eek2:

03-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Could I see that crotch strap in photos. :mrgreen:

03-23-2008, 07:01 AM
Could I see that crotch strap in photos. :mrgreen:

Photos don't give it justice, they make things small :nono: So I will have to show it to you in person :naughty: :cool2:

03-23-2008, 05:03 PM
It's a date. :naughty: