Today seemed like a perfect day for tubing: hot and clear. Took along 3 girls ranging in age from 9 to 12 years old. When we arrived at Green River Cove Tubing, I asked the procedure, and was told to just grab a tube and hop in the river. The times I had tubed the river before, the float was quite gentle and easy. So we grabbed tubes and jumped in. The staff did not mention anything about high water or life preservers. Turns out the water was high, and we needed life preservers. The first 30 minutes of the 2 hour trip were fine and fun for the girls, but then the rapids started getting bigger and bigger. The 12 year old was flipped out of her tube and pulled under the water by the current. She quickly swam back up, but she was scared. Then she flipped again, and then the 9 year old flipped. Time to get out. We had to climb up a steep embankment, but were quickly able to flag down one of the buses. I told the staff what had happened, and they said that they do not have enough life preservers for everyone, so that is why they tell folks on the website to bring their own. I did not read their entire website, but I did call before we drove out there, but no mention of high water or the importance of life preservers. No mention of life preservers when I paid for the four of us despite telling them I had 3 children with me. High water is dangerous, and people should be warned. We were lucky.
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