After the accident this weekend, I have heard that they (MSA) want to remove rock "A" from the river!!! I am sure that all those that paddle and raft this section of the Rangitaiki will all agree that although the rock is a hazard it needs to be left in it natural position. We dont know what the result of removing rock "A" will have on the river. What will come next??? Do we remove all possible hazards from all the rivers that get used??? I beleive that we destroy enough natural waterway already and the danger that rock "A" presents is now apparent to all those that use the river. Put up signs at the get in to warn all users of the danger (Its the first rapid and easy to spot) and is most dangerous when out of the water (Low flow) During mid to late summer.
This section of river has an extremely high usage and due to this we may have accidents from time to time. Kayaking and rafting is dangerous and that it what makes it appealing to us all. Do we change the river or our attitude to it???
What is the consensus out there?