Guides offer tips for staying safe on fast-moving rivers and creeks

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DENVER -- Colorado’s high waters proved to be deadly and dangerous over the weekend. Three people were killed and one other remains missing after tubing, kayaking and rafting accidents.

High-water conditions make for a faster-than-usual trip on the state’s creeks and rivers – and it comes with exhilaration and caution. And it doesn’t take much to fall out and get stuck in rocks or trees.

Rafters and guides with Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting are trained on what to do if rafters fall out.

Their advice: Swim to the shore with aggressive swim strokes, and keep your eyes, ears and toes toward the sky.

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