"Regular rafter" Charlie Walbridge does not come close to describing who Charlie Walbridge is. Charlie Walbridge is the author of River Safety Anthology, a compendium of nationwide river running (kayaking, rafting and canoeing) incidents and fatalities and a recitation of choices boaters make that ultimately leads to their difficulties on the river.
Mr. Walbridge has been recreating on rivers for decades and is one of the river industry's preeminent experts on river safety. You would think that he would deserve, at the very least, a descriptive term like "professional safety expert" preceding his name in this new story.
"Regular rafter Charles Walbridge"
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