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My cousin and her family are vacationing in Colorado right now, they go almost every summer. They have 2 kids, ages 4 and 5, and they took them rafting on a calm river. Well, last year it was calm, it's a guided tour, and it was a little rougher than last year so they asked if it was safe to take the kids. They said yes, no problem...they failed to mention that 4 people have drowned in the last 2 weeks right there! Well, they got flipped out of the raft. There were 7 people (including the guide) and my cousin's husband and her MIL made it to the side fairly quickly (they said her MIL developed hypothermia that quick). He ran to the road and flagged someone down and they called 911. Meanwhile, my cousin managed to get a hold of their 5 year old son, and her FIL made it out too. Their 4 year old daughter was swept more than a MILE down the river! She pulled herself out! I'm just so thankful they are all okay, I think it was truly a miracle. Here is a news story, but they got some of the story wrong. There is a video too, the woman on the stretcher is her MIL.
I have an update from Crystal (my cousin). Apparently the 4 y/o WAS with her FIL and the guide. At first we were told that she was by herself, but that wasn't the case. However, Crystal and her husband didn't know for an HOUR that she was okay! They did think she was by herself and didn't reaize that they had been swept away with her. I can't imagine how scary that was for them, seeing your child swept away down a river and not knowing that she was okay.