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Thu., May 26, 2011, 2:07 p.m.

River rangers say rafters on their own in Cataract Canyon

RIVER RUNNING -- The National Park Service is abandoning its normal practice of stationing rangers at a rescue camp near the most dangerous stretch of the world-renowned rapids of Utah's Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River.

A story in the Deseret News explains that with high water everywhere this year, the Park Service said it won't be setting up the rescue camp and notified river-running companies to be prepared to self rescue.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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