The risks include, among other things: slips and falls; falling objects; flying debris; rugged terrain; weather conditions; water hazards; accidental drowning; collision with fixed objects or people; slipping and falling; the negligence of other participants, or other persons who may be present; equipment failure or operator error; collision with fixed or movable objects or other watercraft; boat capsize and entrapment; travel in remote areas; rapidly changing adverse weather and water conditions; boats are slippery when wet and accidents can occur getting in, out, on or off ; damage to equipment or personal injury; forces of nature including extremes of weather, lightning and rapid weather changes, exposure to sun, strong wind, cold, large waves, eddies and whirlpools, tidal conditions, surf and currents; exposure to temperature and weather extremes which could cause cold water shock, hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat related illnesses), heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, dehydration; being impaled by a fishing hook; exposure to potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous plant life; aggressive and/or poisonous marine life; musculoskeletal injuries including head, neck, and back injuries; cuts, bruises, sprains, strains, broken bones; transmissible pathogen or disease ; my own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with these activities. Furthermore, FIN personnel have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. Additionally, I agree to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (life jacket) while participating in canoeing activities.
3. Indemnity, release and hold harmless agreement in favor of FIN. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless FIN from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action based upon or arising out of injuries, including death, to persons, or damages to or destruction of property, sustained or alleged to have been sustained in connection with, arising out of, or in any way related to my participation in this activity or my use of FIN’s equipment or facilities, including any such claims, demands or causes of action which are based or founded, in whole or in part, upon the alleged negligent acts or omissions of FIN.