Rafting

Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous.

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Tully River - Rafting Accidents
... In 2007 there was a rafting accident which took the life of 22 year old Townsville woman at Tully Gorge ... Another man drowned at Tully Gorge while rafting on 14 February 2009 ...
Sarda River - Water Rafting in Kumaon Region
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Rafting - Environmental Issues
... Like all outdoor activities, rafting must balance its use of nature with the conservation of rivers as a natural resource and habitat ... Conflicts have arisen when rafting operators, often in co-operation with municipalities and tourism associations, alter the riverbed by dredging and/o ... Rafting contributes to the economy of many regions which in turn may contribute to the protection of rivers from hydroelectric power generation, diversion for ...
Siouguluan River - Rafting
... The river is known for its many rapids and has become a prime destination for rafting, especially on a 24 km (15 mi) section Rueisuei Bridge to the Changhong Bridge ...
Saptakoshi River - Adventure Sports - River Rafting
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