not to state the obvious
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-14-13 1:39 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Apr-14-13 3:52 PM EST --
But there's no way you could have accounted for the possibility of the stranger and his negligence.
Your story is a great example of how negligence doesn't just affect the negligent person.
I'd say that it's always dangerous approaching a panicking capsized paddler to the point where they can reach you. Is it always possible to avoid doing so? Probably not.
EDIT: I shoulda said "all things considering, you done good!"
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