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Kayaker Defies Death by Escaping Deadly Keeper Hole

It’s every whitewater kayaker’s nightmare: to watch your friend’s boat plunge under a rapid and reemerge without its occupant. That situation played out for Jamie Crowley and his crew when they tried to run a first descent of the unruly Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River back in the 1980s. It’s one of the wildest and most dangerous rivers in the country, flanked by sheer walls of granite. One of their kayakers Mike Beres accidentally went backwards over a waterfall and disappeared. After 13 minutes passed with no sight of him, his friends assumed the worst when his body reappeared in the water. But then they noticed his arms and legs were moving. Beres had miraculously survived.

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Listen as the OG group of kayakers recounts the harrowing day, and how Beres managed to keep himself alive. If their story has hooked you, then we’ve got great news. It’s part of a much bigger documentary called Our Local Epic, which explores how the Clark’s Fork became Wyoming’s first wild and scenic river. Rendezvous River Sports is releasing the full film on April 25th, so be sure to do a movie night with this one.

Check out the trailer for the full film below:

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Five Blind Veterans Complete the Ultimate Kayaking Trip Down The Grand Canyon
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Warning: This video will hit you right in the feels, but it's absolutely worth the watch. Travis Fugate had never met a blind person before he lost his vision fighting overseas. He was sure that extreme sports were over for him. But as Travis would learn, he was capable of kayaking down 226 miles of frothing whitewater through the Grand Canyon. Related: A Look At The Army’s Most Famous Group of Soldiers This Memorial Day Weekend Paired up with Team River Runner, this group of five sightless

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Growing up in a tiny fishing village on the coast of India, Kamali’s life was supposed to take a very different path. But instead of staying locked inside and getting married away at a young age, Kamali turned her life to skateboarding. After her mother left an abusive husband, Kamali’s mother found a new lease on life and urged her young daughter to follow her own dreams, and that’s exactly what she does. RELATED: Read 10 Amazing Feature-Length Adventure Stories For Free Here In filmmaker

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Video: Dane Jackson Kayaks Over a 134-foot Chilean Waterfall
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Over a century ago, Annie Taylor strapped herself into a barrel and floated over the edge of Niagara Falls. Barrels have gone out of style since then, but people are still intentionally floating over the edge of large waterfalls, only now they're doing it in kayaks and calling it a sport. RELATED: Graham Agassiz- A Life Forged in MTB Dane Jackson is no stranger to large waterfalls, having dropped five 100-foot-plus waterfalls before this successful attempt on Chile's Salto del Maule, the