Once in a while if you do not scout, or you pick the wrong line to run a rapid, it can have disastrous results. On a recent trip on the Deschutes this nice aluminum dory was the scene of river excavation and rescue. The unfortunate rower, was unharmed, but sank the boat in a very dangerous rapid, by not scouting the rapid he was unfamiliar with .
Obviously by the picture, he totaled his lovely boat, paid for a river rescue and had
a little humiliation from all the on lookers.
At least he and his cargo passengers were safe and unscathed in the incident, that is most important.
Scout your lines.....