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WFYI Productions – Over Under Gone: The Killer in our Rivers
There’s a killer in our streams and rivers. It hides within the falling waters on the downstream side of a dam. Thousands of these “low head” dams are scattered across our country, and while the name implies low hazard/low impact, nothing could be further from the truth. Low Head Dams have a quiet, inviting, picture postcard quality about them. But the water going over these dams can rise and erupt into a violent, Jekyll-Hyde death trap. In this new WFYI documentary, we feel the attraction to these killer dams. We explore the efforts to mitigate their threat, and we become better equipped to keep ourselves out of danger.
Blawnox Volunteer Fire Company Station 111
"Our quick deployment watercraft are two Seadoo Wake jet skies, an inflatable Avon boat and a Creature Craft. The Creature Craft is an inflatable Rescue Boat for Low Head Dam Rescue".... http://www.blawnoxvfc.com/waterrescue.cfm
Saskatoon Fire Department
Saskatoon Fire Department using new Creature Craft rescue boat.
Inflatable boat originally designed for navigating rapids
Fox 32 News, Sept 3, 2017
WILMINGTON DAM, Illinois (Fox 32 News) - Rescue crews in suburban Chicago have a new tool to help people trapped in dangerous water.
Creature Craft: Making extreme whitewater rapids ... safe?
NEW STYLE OF BOAT ALLOWS MORE PEOPLE TO RUN GIGANTIC WHITEWATER, BUT SOME WORRY IT PUTS BOATERS IN DANGER
By: Zach Urness, Statesman Journal
The Daily Sentinel, July 17, 2016
Creature Comfort 'Different' water craft is gaining acceptance'
By Jon Mitchell
"Even I'll admit that they look a little bit like a bouncy house," the 51-year-old Grand Junction man said. "So to see them for the first time you'd probably have some doubts about what they can do. But to find out for sure, you'd have to experience it for yourself."
Idaho County Free Press, June 7 2016
"Putting on a Show"
By Andrew Ottoson
A motorized version of a CreatureCraft Waterwog was seen tumbling through the rapids near Lake Creek Bridge on the Salmon River east of....
The Star Phoenix, August 6, 2015
Unflippable boat invites repeated weir crossings. Among my worst Saskatoon specific nightmares is falling into the river and going over the weir.
by: LES MACPHERSON,
WIBW, June 10, 2015
See How Firefighters Fight Raging Waters
By Ariana Cohen
When heavy rains spark flash floods, water rescue teams launch into action. What may look like a white water rafting adventure is actually a swift water rescue training exercise for Topeka firefighters.
KJCT 11 News, June 4, 2014
Extreme whitewater rafting possible with locally made Creature Craft
By Krystle Sonmore |
Local entrepreneur Darren Vancil loved whitewater rafting, but when a shoulder injury took hold of him over 15 years ago, he had to think of a new way to get on the rough waters. That's when he invented the Creature Craft.