No Paddle Up Her Creek

Water high!

Even though it was only six feet deep, this unfortunate canoeist got trapped by the power of the Jefferson River.  She was pinned against a bridge in the frigid water for four and a half hours.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/woman-rescued-after-being-pinned-against-jefferson-river-bridge-for/article_f7f50241-1f31-5fde-a073-b1b7be87b2c6.html#.UcrYz3CpJVM.gmail

Rivers in Montana generated by National Atlas,...

Rivers in Montana generated by National Atlas, a United States government agency and then annotated by poster in March 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thankfully, she had quick thinking partners and teams of emergency responders who rescued her.

Not that she was a Chaser, but, as others have cautioned, be prepared and respect the power of nature if you’re out there, water high or not.

IMG_0099