It’s that time of year when we like to float the Elk River and once again there is a dangerous Log Jam that is creating a hazard that could cause fatalities.
The log jam worth mentioning is north of the Fernie RV Resort, between Hosmer and Fernie and is so large is it making the river impassable. Signage has been posted upriver to inform users to not attempt passing this area. Please obey the signage and avoid this hazard for your safety.
Recreational floaters are strongly advised to access the river at the North Fernie Bridge and float through town.
90% of river fatalities are caused by entrapment and log jams are the number one entrapment hazard. Be safe on the river and don’t become a river statistic.