Kayakers left 'up creek without paddle' as 100ft waterfall jump smashes oars

Ruth Doherty
Daredevil kayakers left up a creek without a paddle as waterfall jump smashes oars
Daredevil kayakers left up a creek without a paddle as waterfall jump smashes oars

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Three daredevil kayakers celebrated with a high five after surviving a 100ft waterfall jump that left two oars snapped in half.

Drew Eastman, and Jacob and Christie Glissmeyer deliberately paddled their boats over the edge of the Lower Lewis Falls in Washington, USA - for an extreme adrenaline rush.

Photographer Tyler Roemer said it was actually even more perilous than it first appears, explaining: "I wanted to get some great shots of the leap; it's even more dangerous than it looks really.

"There is always the danger of river hazards that are not always visible when a kayaker is dropping a waterfall.

"The last storm could have brought in debris such as trees or rocks from upstream, and obviously, drowning, hypothermia, or landing incorrectly in your boat are also potential risks.

"It's pretty dangerous to be in there taking pictures too, as I was standing for hours in the icy water.

"I had to be careful not to slip and go under, and hang on to my camera gear.

"I've always loved outdoor adventure photography, and I used to love taking photos of my friends skateboarding as a child.

"Since then, my photography has merged into other outdoor aspects that I love."

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