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Dramatic rescue after Lehigh rafting mishap

There are 43 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 21, 2009, titled Dramatic rescue after Lehigh rafting mishap. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A woman was rescued from the Lehigh River after her raft overturned Saturday afternoon between Parryville and Bowmanstown .

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Charles

Newton, NJ

#1 Jun 21, 2009
YouTube "Lehigh River Rescue" for video of the incident.
Geesh

Kunkletown, PA

#2 Jun 21, 2009
Me and my wife seen them go down past mcall bridge in a large group and I thought what the heck I would not be out on that water during this rain storm. At least everyone was ok

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#3 Jun 21, 2009
I'm happy she is ok, but why the heck would you go on a raft, in the rain, after having almost a solid month of rain. Asking for trouble and putting the rescue worker's lives at risk as well.
Go away rain

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jun 21, 2009
Charles wrote:
YouTube "Lehigh River Rescue" for video of the incident.
Do you know how many videos come up??? Why would someone even attempt to go in the water, raft or not after all this rain..... ummm dumb??? Glad the rescue crew are all ok. Stupid people only think of themselves.
BUBBLE THE BUBBLE

Irvington, NJ

#5 Jun 21, 2009
NAMES WE NEED NAMES, NAME the NAMES
Proper English

Walnutport, PA

#7 Jun 21, 2009
Geesh wrote:
Me and my wife seen them go down past mcall bridge in a large group and I thought what the heck I would not be out on that water during this rain storm. At least everyone was ok
MY wife and I !!

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#8 Jun 21, 2009
Proper English wrote:
<quoted text>
MY wife and I !!
also "saw" not "seen" that's one of my big pet peeves
Randy

Wilmington, DE

#9 Jun 21, 2009
I was there. Pulled 4 people out. I kept yelling to make sure nobody was tangled in the raft. Glad to hear she's still alive.
Go do your dishes

Springtown, PA

#10 Jun 21, 2009
Me and my boyfriend seen there raft also. Misspelled for a reason!

LOL to the spelling police!!!!

Michele and others! Please make a comment on the article and not hold another spelling contest.
alyssa

Huntington Station, NY

#11 Jun 21, 2009
i was there nd i saw the whole thing happen 2 boats capsized nd on of those boats was filled with my best friends ...they endeed up in the water nd drifting down the river my friend currently has both of her feet wrapped up because they were bruised very badly after being stuck in the rocks it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me in my life but thamk god every1 is safe nd i am glad to hear that the other women is safe as well becasye we tried to save her along with other but our boat was stuck on a rock!!!
lisa

Huntington Station, NY

#12 Jun 21, 2009
I was there today also, and I'd like to make a comment to those who critized those of us who chose to make the trip in the first place. This was a trip we planned more than 6 weeks in advance. Needless to say everything was paid for in advance and non-refundable. The Guides who are supposed to know better told us we had nothing to fear and there was no reason for us NOT to go out, despite the rain. So although we of course had reservations(after all who wants to be out in the pouring rain) we paid for it and the kids have been looking for to it for a long time, so off we went. It is said that unforseen occurences befall us all, and obviously that's what happened to us yesterday. We have enough of our own "guilts" and "should-a", "would-a", "could-a's" without total strangers playing the blame game at our expense.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#13 Jun 21, 2009
lisa wrote:
I was there today also, and I'd like to make a comment to those who critized those of us who chose to make the trip in the first place. This was a trip we planned more than 6 weeks in advance. Needless to say everything was paid for in advance and non-refundable. The Guides who are supposed to know better told us we had nothing to fear and there was no reason for us NOT to go out, despite the rain. So although we of course had reservations(after all who wants to be out in the pouring rain) we paid for it and the kids have been looking for to it for a long time, so off we went. It is said that unforseen occurences befall us all, and obviously that's what happened to us yesterday. We have enough of our own "guilts" and "should-a", "would-a", "could-a's" without total strangers playing the blame game at our expense.
Well if the guides told you it was safe they were idiots, I will admit that.

Either way, I'm glad she is alright. There has been a lot of news in the last few weeks of deaths and close calls in the waterways around here and you would think that people (especially the professionals!)would be more prudent.
kathy65

Bangor, PA

#14 Jun 21, 2009
lisa wrote:
I was there today also, and I'd like to make a comment to those who critized those of us who chose to make the trip in the first place. This was a trip we planned more than 6 weeks in advance. Needless to say everything was paid for in advance and non-refundable. The Guides who are supposed to know better told us we had nothing to fear and there was no reason for us NOT to go out, despite the rain. So although we of course had reservations(after all who wants to be out in the pouring rain) we paid for it and the kids have been looking for to it for a long time, so off we went. It is said that unforseen occurences befall us all, and obviously that's what happened to us yesterday. We have enough of our own "guilts" and "should-a", "would-a", "could-a's" without total strangers playing the blame game at our expense.
AT YOUR EXPENSE???? My son is a on water rescue...you tell me how stupid it is to listen to ANYONE who would tell you it is safe with raging, murky water from the rains we have had? It has been on the news about the dangers..and if something would have happened to her (death) would the family now sue? Would you listen to a subway operator if you knew a terrorist were on the train and he/she told you it was safe to get on..? It is said "time and unforseen occurence befall us all because man also does not know his time....don't use scripture for stupidity...you people do things like this and the ones that suffer are the ones that come to help.....GROW UP! And take responsibility for your own actions...dumb as they were.
Charlie

Newton, NJ

#15 Jun 21, 2009
Go away rain,
I thought it was easy to find the video.

Here is the link

Lisa

Huntington Station, NY

#16 Jun 22, 2009
kathy, Your comment was rude and condescending! If like me, you've never been rafting and you know nothing about water conditions and the likes, you have no choice but to trust the word of the "professions". I had not heard of anything surroundings deaths or mishaps that may have occured in the recent past and had no idea the water was in any way more dangerous than normal. In addition, a minimum of three groups had gone out before us, each containing approximately 80 people within them and they had all made it through safely.I'm not saying saying Our best judgement always come with hindsight but I am saying that it's always easiest to make the call when you're not the one in the situation. And as for scripture: let him without out sin(or imperfection for that matter) cast the first stone.
take - a - taco

Greensboro, NC

#17 Jun 22, 2009
nice day to raft..... unreal...brain freeze i guess.look how fast i'm going ha-ha-ha.

Since: Feb 07

Paulsboro, NJ

#18 Jun 22, 2009
It is really hard to overturn a raft, especially on either of the two Lehigh runs. I wonder how they managed to do this?
Winston

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Jun 22, 2009
Lisa wrote:
kathy, Your comment was rude and condescending! If like me, you've never been rafting and you know nothing about water conditions and the likes, you have no choice but to trust the word of the "professions". I had not heard of anything surroundings deaths or mishaps that may have occured in the recent past and had no idea the water was in any way more dangerous than normal. In addition, a minimum of three groups had gone out before us, each containing approximately 80 people within them and they had all made it through safely.I'm not saying saying Our best judgement always come with hindsight but I am saying that it's always easiest to make the call when you're not the one in the situation. And as for scripture: let him without out sin(or imperfection for that matter) cast the first stone.
So you lose a few bucks, is that not better than putting childrens lives in danger?
alicini

Allentown, PA

#20 Jun 22, 2009
Anybody with a brain would not have taken their family out there,paid for or not.I would rather lose the money than be so stupid. Thank god nobody lost their life. Those gentlemen that saved her had to risk their lives because of the stupidity.
sue

Allentown, PA

#21 Jun 22, 2009
kathy65 wrote:
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AT YOUR EXPENSE???? My son is a on water rescue...you tell me how stupid it is to listen to ANYONE who would tell you it is safe with raging, murky water from the rains we have had? It has been on the news about the dangers..and if something would have happened to her (death) would the family now sue? Would you listen to a subway operator if you knew a terrorist were on the train and he/she told you it was safe to get on..? It is said "time and unforseen occurence befall us all because man also does not know his time....don't use scripture for stupidity...you people do things like this and the ones that suffer are the ones that come to help.....GROW UP! And take responsibility for your own actions...dumb as they were.
I agree with Kathy.

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