|The entrance to Fitton Cave|
|In the cave waterfall|
|A fellow ranger and I posing in the Chandelier Room|
|The entire team post-expedition|
This was my first search and rescue mission and first fatality while at the park and it was a bitter end to what seemed to be a great day. An event such as this is just so sad and really hammers home the idea that the river is wild and not to be underestimated. Any situation can turn dangerous in a split second on a wild river. I have also learned that the job of a ranger has its highs and lows and you must be prepared for both because the truth is time is always limited.