What happens when it all goes wrong?

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Adrian Shanahan
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What happens when it all goes wrong?

Post by Adrian Shanahan » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:55 pm

Yesterday I took a swim on a fairly sporty rapid.


I wrote a bit about it here

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Re: What happens when it all goes wrong?

Post by Mark Dixon » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:33 pm

Glad all turned out all ok and thanks for sharing, everyone is between swims and it doesnt hurt to practice evry now and then. My last swim was a hole in France after heavy rain, I've got my Haribos in my BA ready for the next one.
Below are a couple of swims caught on camera worth a watch as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHVL34rLI4k This is April 2012, the paddler didnt want to lose his gear so stayed with it, he let it go eventually and was never recovered.

https://vimeo.com/55894620 This is in 2012 on a very high Upper Dart, at the start you see someone portaging who has recently rowed across the Atlantic, then the eventual swimmer questioning the level with the camera paddler, a very quick and efficient rescue is carried out. The boat was recovered 12 miles downstream

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Re: What happens when it all goes wrong?

Post by buck197 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:42 pm

Good to see you get out and well done to your crew Adrian.
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