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Colorado River can turn deadly for self-guided adventurers

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Photo by Morten Rand-Hendriksen via Flickr Creative Commons

Last month a 31-year-old Oregon man died when his kayak capsized on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. He was one of about seven thousand river runners who each year opt to go without a guide. 

The last 10 river fatalities in the Grand Canyon were on self-supported trips. From KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales looks at the risks they take.


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