Practicing River Safety this Summer

Remember safety while rafting in Idaho

If you’re planning on hitting the river this summer either with friends or family, it is always a good idea to refresh your memory of best practices for river safety. We all know that water is unforgiving, and minimizing the risk of a rafting trip is an essential part of going out there in the first place. Since Caldwell Transportation runs summer river shuttles to Stanley and other places, we find that it’s important to impart some river safety knowledge to our customers.

Some great tips to take on the river include:

  • Tell someone where you’re planning on going, when you’re expecting to return, and where to call if you don’t.
  • Be sure your white water skills and experience are equal to the river and the conditions.
  • Don’t go out alone! Wear the proper gear including helmet, life vest, and the proper clothing.
  • Be prepared for shifts in the weather with different types of clothing.
  • Never run a rapid unless you can see a clear path through it. Watch out for new snags after winter and spring floods.
  • Carry a first aid kit and know ho to use it. Learn or review medical aid responsibilities and CPR.

These safety tips are sure to get you out and back and in time for the bus to take you back to Boise. Don’t risk it this summer and play it safe.

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