Kayaking

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kayaking

Submitted: July 06, 2017

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I was fifteen at the time me and my friend wanted to go out camping. We lived out in Colorado so of course there were a lot of places for us to camp. 

 

One faithful morning we were on our way down to a  place called "Little Molas Lake Campground. San Juan National Forest." It was our first time there we arrived there at a decent time it was about 5 in the afternoon we had set up our tent and we noticed Clouds in the sky we figured it was just going to rain but we wanted to go out kayaking since we brought our kayaks. Well what sounded like a fun filled evening on the river soon turns s to tragedy when we were about a half mile down the river from our campsite we heard thunder and it had started to rain really hard. We tried to paddle to shore and get off but my paddle had hit a rock and the impact made me drop the paddle. My friend grabbed his and tried to paddle to shore but we hit some serious rapids and he lost his paddle too. We were both in the middle of the rapid river at gods mercy. We had no way to get to shore now as to my horror up ahead there was now a waterfall it wasn't real big but the rapids were class five at least and I was afraid we were going to tip the kayak. I yelled out as loud as I could hoping just maybe someone was around my friend did the same. Our prayers were answered when we saw a police officer and a park ranger just down the river on land checking out the river they saw us and threw out a rope and told us to tie the rope around our waists and to hang on for dear life. As the kayak now approached the waterfall I though we only had seconds to live when the ranger and the cop pulled the rope as hard as thy could and we flew out of the kayak as it went down the waterfall. We landed on the lands the other side of the river. The kayak smashed in half and hit a bunch of rocks. The ranger told us "it was lucky we were here to save you otherwise you both would be dead by the impact." Bee left that day and said we'd never go kayaking again. One thing was for sure we learned a valuable lesson that day never go kayaking in a river with rapids during a thunderstorm. If those police officers weren't around my friend and I would have been dead.


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