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Old 05-16-2006, 10:02 PM
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That really stinks!

I would never even think about going on a river in a canoe or kayak right now. I probably wouldn't even go on a larger river in a power boat. That's just asking to hit a submerged log the rain has washed down (never mind all the raw sewage, blech!). There's so many additional dangers to paddling that a PFD wouldn't necessarily save you from anyway. You could get caught on an underwater obstruction and dragged under by the current, even wearing a PFD. You could get slammed into a bridge support or the underside of a bridge. The water level in many places is right up to the bottom of bridges so there's no room to squeeze underneath. You can't swim your way out of danger either.
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