I went white water rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee today. I've been twice before, but I've never had an experience like this either time. In my boat were my parents, my two best friends (Hannah and Dawson) and Hannah's dad. All their firsts times.
The company we went though were trying out new boats and the boats got stuck on rocks easily. We were caught in mini waterfall and my mom couldn't keep her head above water. I ditched my oar to grab her with both hands. This happened twice, but the second time she fell out of the boat. All I could hear was her gasping "can't breathe". I could barely keep my head above water, and the next thing I know my dad and Dawson are going out of the boat as well.
It was quite scary, but we all survived and believe it or not I can't wait to go back, but I'm sure the guide will refuse to take us.