This last weekend saw two drownings on the Payette. A group of novices tried rafting the lower class V section of the North Fork and tubers on the South Forks class II/III without life jackets.

These accidents drive home two of the most basic rules of river safety.

1. Know the section of river you are running and how that relates to the skill set of you and your fellow paddlers.

2. Wear a life jacket on the river!

Check out Zimoand#39;s article in the Idaho Statesman andgt;andgt; HERE andlt;andlt;. Our condolences to the families.

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Two Avoidable Fatalities on Idaho’s Payette River This Weekend Underline Basic Safety