As I rounded the last bend where the ford crosses the Mangatepopo canyon stream I encountered two national TV crews with satellite dishes, trucks and lights and whatnot all set up to make a live broadcast on the 6 PM news -- at the VERY spot where the stream in that canyon crosses a ford below the dam. It was filled with huge boulders, thus I realized in that instant this was right where some of these deaths occurred.
It makes me wonder...could we have handled it this well in the United States?
Update on April 27 -- It has been an extremely difficult experience for Jodie Sullivan, and I continue to think about her and pray for her situation. She attended all seven funerals and feels that her future is "up in the air" as this article published yesterday explains.