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Rafters ignore warnings, plunge over waterfall

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 3:51 pm - A group of rafters plunged over Ohiopyle Falls in Pennsylvania Saturday after missing posted signs that warned of oncoming danger, according to Pittsburgh's Action News.

Video taken from an observation platform and posted to Facebook by Cody Veronie shows the raft and six passengers tumbling over the falls.

"We, fortunately, got all six of them fairly quickly. The great thing about it is, just like wearing a seat belt in your car, how important that is, all six of them had their life jackets on," Ohiopyle State Park operations manager Kenneth Bisbee, told the Pittsburgh news outlet.

"So when they went over the falls, that was probably the thing that saved them, and that's why they're with us today,"

Bisbee said the rafters were "shaken up emotionally" but only sustained scrapes and bruises and did not require medical attention.

"They really didn't do anything wrong other than missing the signs," he adds.

"And, like I said, there's three different sets of signs that they would have missed. Other than that, they did everything right."

Sources: Facebook | Pittsburgh Action News

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