Feds Charge UVSC Professor Over Green River Canoe Race

Feds Charge UVSC Professor Over Green River Canoe Race

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U-S Attorney's office has charged a Utah Valley State College professor over a risky race he annually runs on the Green River.

The government yesterday accused Michael Shively of creating a hazard and failure to obtain a special recreation permit, both misdemeanors.

A Bureau of Land Management report says hazardous weather during the race last April caused canoes to capsize. Some of those who fell into the water suffered from hypothermia.

In addition, the B-L-M and Emery County had to launch search-and-rescue efforts after some participants paddling along the 62-mile route of the "I'll-Do-Anything-For-A-Few-More-Points Canoe Race" became overdue.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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