Blind veteran paddles kayak through whitewater rapids in Montana
EMIGRANT, Mont. – Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids – until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that water with 3- to 6-foot waves and boulders and whirlpools and said, ‘Aw, hell no, I ain’t going down there,’” the Moorhead , Minn., man said with a laugh.
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