A guide with Rolling Thunder swims after being tossed out of his raft while running a rapid on the Ocoee River named "Grumpy's" (pictured) where two women died this past weekend. The first woman, Marnita McGruder, 52, from Rex, Ga., died Saturday and the second woman, Katherine Tyler Luna, 37, from Smyrna, Tenn., died in a separate incident on Sunday. According to information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, both women were tossed from their rafts after encountering steep drops on the rapid which stretches about 100 yards below the dam.
A guide with Rolling Thunder swims after being tossed out of his raft while running a rapid on the Ocoee River named "Grumpy's" (pictured) where two women died this past weekend. The first woman, Marnita McGruder, 52, from Rex, Ga., died Saturday and the second woman, Katherine Tyler Luna, 37, from Smyrna, Tenn., died in a separate incident on Sunday. According to information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, both women were tossed from their rafts after encountering steep drops on the rapid which stretches about 100 yards below the dam.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Monday, August 26th, 2013
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Grace Hookway kayaked the Ocoee River on Monday, but she skipped the first major rapid in the Middle Ocoee. Because it's the same rapid -- "Grumpy's" -- where two women died in separate incidents Saturday and Sunday after falling out of their professionally guided rafts.

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