Weber River brings summer jobs, rafting adventures

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 1:24 PM

Jeff DeMoss

HENEFER — Before launching the boats at the designated spot on the Weber River, guide Ken Beiler had some last-minute instructions for his guests and several guides-in-training.

“If you fall in, don’t try to stand up. You can get your foot stuck on the bottom, and if that happens, the current can pull you down and it’s hard to keep your face above the surface,” Beiler said.

“Watch where you’re swinging your paddle,” he added. “The most common injury on the river is people getting hit with paddles.”

After those tidbits and a few more words of wisdom, a new crop of prospective Weber River guides shoved off to become one step closer to official certification.

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