Chang fought to stay with a group who also fell in, but the current pulled her under, wedging her in an underwater rock crevice.
"Next thing I know," she said, "I was on my back, looking up at the sky."
She was lucky that a couple of guides form Zoar outdoor were rafting down the river and got her out of the water. Whitewater rafting trips have the potential to be hazardous, but usually safe guides and alert employees keep things under control.
Most states have different requirements and expectations when it comes to white water rafting training and safety. CNN ran a report recently about safety issues as it relates to deaths on the river.
The question is, should your company provide it's own certification and safety training, or rely on state mandates to give you your guidelines?