Tricky Section of Snake Takes Toll on Boaters

Saved by the Jacket

It’s been busy lately for park rescue teams as eight incidents in the past month highlight the need for caution on the Snake River inside Grand Teton National Park. The use of personal floatation devices (PFDs) saved lives in recent incidents. During one of these incidents, both occupants of the boat hit a log jam and fell into the water. They were swept under the log jam, resurfaced, and were swept under a second time. “The life jacket saved my life,” one individual stated after rescue.


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