We are a group of 6 swedish 49 year old high school buddies that are doing the trip of our life. We have booked a 1 day whitewater rafting tour down Westwater canyon in the end of september (the end of our trip). One of the guys have second thoughts and are worried of the risk of injuries. (dont want to end up hospitalized or worse....) He saw a "Paddle or die!" quote and got scarred...
I realy looking forward to the trip and have no personal doubts, and I like to reassure the rest of the group. I know that fatal accident are rare, but what about other injuries. How common are broken hand, legs etc.?
The group are fairly to very fit, but have limited rafting experience.
White water rafting is dangerous but on a scale: Westwater in september, 50 year old guys. do or don't? Is it just for daredevils or can average Joe manage it?