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terrible night on the atv. me and my buddy went out on my kodiak 400 and he was on his 84 200s 3 wheeler. we crossed a river that wasnt so deep to hit some trails on the other side. little did we know it was going to get warmer. 3 hours later we come back to cross the river. (only way home) and the water was alot higher and a stronger current from when we crossed. we needed to get home so we tryed to cross. the water went over the little 3 wheelerand it stalled. i turned around to help him when the water pushed me downstream. his 3 wheeler flipped by then and was completly underwater. he hopped on the 4 wheeler and i made it to the side we were on and there was no way home from that side. here we lay stranded on the other side of the river. the water was ice cold. my friend had a cell phone so he called his dad and he couldnt help us so they ended up calling 911. it was about 7:30 when they came down and got us out. he was taken to the hospital and was luckey he didnt get hypotermia because when the 3 wheeler flipped he got soaked. we went back for the 3 wheeler and it was completly underwater . my dad helped me get it out. the 3 wheeler is back in running conditon but still has some problems with water in the engine. now we have been charged $320 for driving on a gravel road with no permit. i kinda wish we never even attempted the river. but now we know.
 

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We are not allowed to leave the dealership with out registering the atv and having proof of insurance. It is up to you to know what the laws are where you ride. Sorry about the cold water, better luck next time, did you get any pics?
 

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yeah we shouldnt have gone on the road. no i didnt get any pictures. didnt have my camera with me. i should have because the 3 wheeler was a big triangle of ice when we got it out. it looked pretty cool.
 

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yeah i know my dad was saying if he was nice he would have just let us go because we were only on the road for 5 minutes and driving very slow so we couldnt have caused an accident but thats not what he said.
 

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terrible night on the atv. me and my buddy went out on my kodiak 400 and he was on his 84 200s 3 wheeler. we crossed a river that wasnt so deep to hit some trails on the other side. little did we know it was going to get warmer. 3 hours later we come back to cross the river. (only way home) and the water was alot higher and a stronger current from when we crossed. we needed to get home so we tryed to cross. the water went over the little 3 wheelerand it stalled. i turned around to help him when the water pushed me downstream. my belt got wet on the 4 wheelerand i just barley made it to him. his 3 wheeler flipped by then and was completly underwater. he hopped on the 4 wheeler and here we lay stranded in the middle of a dangeroulsy high river. the belt was to wet and the atv would not move. the water was ice cold and everytihng froze. my friend had a cell phone so he called his dad and he couldnt help us so they ended up calling 911. it was about 7:30 when they came down and got us out. he was taken to the hospital and was luckey he didnt get hypotermia because when the 3 wheeler flipped he got soaked. we went back at 11pm and looked out and i could just barley see the 4 wheeler that was underwater by then. my dad helped me get it out and the 3 wheeler. everything is back in running conditon but the 3 wheeler still has some problems with water in the engine. now we have been charged $320 for driving on a gravel road with no permit. i kinda wish we never even attempted the river. but now we know.
What ever doesn't kill us only makes us stronger (and wiser). Sounds like the local cops have a hard on for atv'rs. I have heard of rivers and creeks rising when things warm up. (I used to do some backpacking, and they always said to plan crossings early in the morning before things began to thaw out.) Sounds like a tough lesson and expensive. Thank God you guys made it and have a story to tell.
 

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yeah thanks. i thought we were done when we got stuck. luckey they invented cell phones
 

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lucky they worked...around here when you start getting in the woods or away from major highways. cell phone signal goes to ****
 
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