River conditions good for rafting business

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FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- For Rimrock Adventures in Fruita, it's been a busy year so far, despite dangerous river conditions. So far this year at least eight people have died in rivers around Colorado.

The rafting company says a trip that would usually take two or three days, can be done in one day this season, because the water is so fast. Even though peak runoff was a few weeks ago, the water in the Colorado River is still very high.

"Respect the river and wear your life jacket," Shelly Baier, co-owner, Rimrock Adventures, said.
Rafters we talked to Monday said the same thing.

"Safety on the river, is always safety on the river, different levels obviously means different concerns, but you need to take safety first at any level," Drew Bradford, rafter, said.

Bradford and his family were starting their first run of the season, and want everyone to enjoy the outdoors, but always make safety a priority.

Because of all the snow in the mountains, Baier said the season will go into September.

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