Here is some incredible first-person footage of a whitewater rafting guide getting thrown from his boat.
Think you’re safe because you’re an expert? Think again! In the treacherous rapids of Lava Falls in Arizona, an expert rafting guide was chucked from his boat while tackling a dangerous section of the river.
Throughout the footage, the guide shouts out to the other rafters to “dig hard,” but soon the raft dips at the front causing the tail of the raft to whip up in the air, propelling the guide through the air then sending him crashing into the perilous waves.
Fortunately for him, there were no injuries, and he climbed back on the boat and continued his tour like a trooper!
Stay safe when whitewater rafting using these tips from paddlingabout.com:
1. Drowning is the #1 Danger of Whitewater Rafting: Wear appropriate life-saving devices.
2. Hypothermia is an extreme danger – keep warm!
3. Overexertion is often the cause of whitewater rafting deaths.
4. Be aware of your surroundings! Injuries from rocks and debris are common.
5. Know your route – Getting stuck in the river is a major cause of injuries and accidents.