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wow, I knew that was possible and I've seen a good many sink holes, but that is first I've seen a picture of in a river. Talk about a loosing stream. They said engineers coming, guess they'll try to plug the hole? 

Didn't mention how the fatal accident happened  nor how many fatalities.

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Curious as to how exactly it caused an accident.  Just professional curiosity I guess.  Don't know that there is much if anything that can be done to plug it.  Hope to see more information on what they do.

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Around noon on Sat.  The stripper pole was probably in full swing at Dead Man's Curve by that time.  That part of the river can be a circus on the weekend. 

There is a big shelf there that created a falls many years ago.  Then they blasted out one side and created Dead Man's curve, big boulder in river that can and will wipe you out.  Nature probably made a hole thru the shelf and made the whirlpool.  Might have to go and take a look at that next weekend.

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Good video, I was picturing it disappearing into an underground cavern, but looks like it is simply shooting out below after wearing though a thin rock layer.  I can see where that would be bad for a swimmer. 

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Yeah, I was also thinking of a cavern, that's more of a worm hole  than a sinkhole. The engineers will probably recommend blasting to lessen the hazard to the public.

So is there a riffle close by down stream? I watched the other video "Deadmans curve/Howards party "  right after that and it looks like 90% don't make it and the swimmers don't appear to be trying to get out.

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It's a narrow swift spot with a boulder.  I have run it in a kayak and made it, but many fail.  Good place to sit and watch failures. It draws a crowd.

It's been a few years since I have been down that far. It makes for a long day.  Lots of long slow holes after Riverside.

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22 hours ago, Gumboot said:

Good lord, Why do they think a river needs to be fixed? Oh I guess it’s not a river at all but an amusement park. 

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