Assumption of Risk Waivers
Read Carefully – Waiver and Release of Liability • Please initial below and sign on the other side.
In consideration of AMERICAN WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS, INC. furnishing services and/or equipment to enable me to participate in rafting activities,
I agree as follows:
As a result of the inherent risk in this activity, I know I may die, get hurt, or damage my belongings. If any of these occur, I understand that I cannot
make a claim, sue, or expect AMERICAN WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS, it’s owners, shareholders, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, affiliated
companies and associates, including but not limited to American River Recreation, American River Rafting, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Placer
County Water Agency, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the State of California, its Department of Parks and Recreation and the United States
Bureau of Reclamation (hereinafter referred collectively as RELEASEES) to be legally responsible or pay for any damages.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK: I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to go on this whitewater
rafting trip with RELEASEES. Certain risks are inherent in any recreational activity and cannot be eliminated, altered, or controlled, and these risks
that contribute to the unique character of the activity can also be the cause of injury, illness, death, and damages. I know and fully understand that
a whitewater rafting trip, whether on a raft, oar boat, kayak or any other type of vessel, is an outdoor adventure activity in a wilderness environment
with inherent risks and hazards where serious accidents can occur, participants can die, sustain injuries and property damage. Also, I understand
that Class IV and V represent the most difficult and dangerous levels of whitewater and recognize that the risks associated with whitewater rafting
are greatly increased. I acknowledge and willingly assume all risks and hazards in whitewater rafting and river-related camping from the pre-
embarkation rendezvous until the conclusion of the trip, including, but not limited to: (1) loss of control of the raft, fall in, out, or about the raft,
collision with other participants, equipment, other rafts, rocks, trees, and any other portion of the interior of the raft, and any other man-made or
natural obstacles, whether obvious or not (2) judgment, decision making, and conduct of the guides (3) submersion in water, drowning (4) encounters
with animals, wildlife and insects (5) exposure to wilderness environment, extreme temperatures, and inclement weather, remote areas, wilderness
terrain, including travel by foot or vehicle in any way related to this activity, whether at camp or elsewhere (6) assistance in lifting and/or carrying
rafting equipment (7) rescue related injuries (8) unavailability of immediate and appropriate medical attention in case of injury. I understand and
acknowledge that the above list is not complete or exhaustive and that other risks, known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated may also exist
and result in injury, illness, disease, death or damage. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to do so at my own risk.
RELEASE: In consideration for RELEASEES allowing me to participate in this trip, I voluntarily agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless
RELEASEES for any and all claims of liability to the fullest extent authorized by law arising out of their negligence, fault, recklessness, or any other
act or omission which causes the undersigned illness, injury, disease, death and damages of any nature in any way connected with my participation
in this rafting activity. I also agree to release and discharge RELEASEES from any act of omission or negligence in rendering or failing to render any
type of rescue, emergency, or medical services. In signing this document, I fully recognize and understand that if I (or any minor on whose behalf I
am signing this release) am hurt, die, or my property is damaged, I am giving up my right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against RELEASEES, even
if they negligently or by some act or omission cause personal injury or damage property. I further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify
RELEASEES from all defense costs, including attorney’s fees incurred in connection with claims for bodily injury, wrongful death, or property damage
sustained by any minor on whose behalf I am signing under 18 years of age, or which I may have caused to spectators or other third parties, whether
negligent or not, in the course of my participation in this activity. As a parent or legal guardian of a participant under 18 years of age, I have
read and voluntarily agree that said minor may participate in this whitewater rafting trip, and I sign this release on their behalf and on the behalf
of the minor’s parents and /or legal guardians. In addition, I give RELEASEES permission to treat said minor in case of illness, injury, emergency or
accident. Should emergency medical services become necessary for the undersigned participant or minor, the expenses are the sole responsibility
of the participant and not that of RELEASEES. Personal medical and travel insurance is strongly advised for all participants.
RELEASEES reserve the right to accept or deny service to any person. I hereby agree to follow all rules, regulations, and instructions of RELEASEES
while on this trip. I also certify that I and any minor on whose behalf I am signing are physically and mentally capable of participating in these
activities. I hereby represent that I have informed RELEASEES of any pertinent medical conditions that may affect my or the minor’s participation
in these rafting activities. I hereby agree that RELEASEES may use film or photographic records of this rafting trip for its promotional and/
or commercial purpose. The venue of any dispute that may arise out of this agreement or otherwise between the parties to which AMERICAN
WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS, INC., its owners, shareholders, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and associates,
including American River Recreation and American River Rafting is a party shall be the Superior Court of the State of California, County of El Dorado.
I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. I understand that I am assuming all the risks inherent in this whitewater rafting activity.
I understand that it is a release of any and all claims. I understand that this is the entire agreement between the undersigned, AMERICAN
WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS, INC., and any and all releasees as previously listed and that it cannot be modified or changed in any way by the
representations or statements by AMERICAN WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS, INC., and all releasees or by the undersigned. I voluntarily sign my name
as evidence of my acceptance of all provisions in this release and I agree to be bound by them.
I have read & agree to the conditions, especially noting the policy on cancellations and refunds, as stated in the website & confirmation, or available by
calling (800) 825-3205.
I understand that insurance to cover the above risks may be obtained from Access America. Policy applications are available upon request only
from ACCESS AMERICA AT (800) 284-8300.