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hardy
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Hi all .

Some of you know i got stuck on the East Lyn river last year. Well , after approaching me , the BBC have decided to show some new footage that we agreed to release to them , in a new programme called "Close calls on camera" . The programmes has just this week started to be shown , and apparently the one i am featured in , is on TV Nov' 5th at 11.45 am , and then available on "I Player" thereafter.

Don't let it put you of kayaking . The section of river concerned is one of the hardest in England , and to be honest , most boaters will never do it . The other thing is , as stressed in the programme i hope , being with suitably able paddlers , with sufficient experience to deal with awkward situations . It was NOT a club trip , in fact i was the only member of this club present , but the others were of the highest calibre , one having just returned from paddling "The Grand Canyon of the Stikine" ( widely regarded as the everest of rivers .

Anyway , it shows us that everyone can make a mistake !

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RussellParsons
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Hi Mark! Well that was a shock. Watching the lunchtime TV and suddenly Alex says "That's Hardy!" and lo and behold it was. That must have been extremely scary and we are very glad all ended well. Hope everyone is well and enjoying kayaking still.
BR Russell and Alex.
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Wavesport Z
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Good coverage Mark and you did yourself proud with the nice commentary. I saw the original video on facebook just after it happened.

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Fisherman
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For those that missed it - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04p2c9n/close-calls-on-camera-episode-13

Hardy features at the start and in the last 5 mins (approx)

Pretty sensible coverage of what happened, not sensationalised as much as it was when it happened. Don't let it put you off taking part in this amazing sport, situations like this are rare and even rarer that they go completely wrong - just make sure you never paddle alone !

John

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