SAFETY should be of utmost concern to everyone.
Outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and riverside camping are assumed risk sports, which by there very nature, include inherent risks and dangers that can cause bodily injury and even death to participants. Many fine books, videos, and pamphlets are available, which include discussions on safety and these water sports. Local libraries can assist you in obtaining this information, as can the American Red Cross, the U.S Coast Guard, the American Canoe.Org, the CDC.Org, the Kids Health.Org etc.
Ten Important Reminders for Canoe, Raft and Kayak Safety and Paddle Boards.