Former Organizer Defends Float Down

Float Down. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard.

A former organizer of the annual Port Huron Float Down insists the event is safe if proper precautions are taken.

Erik Kimball, however, concedes there is no formal lead person or organizer for the unsanctioned event, set to take place this Sunday.

A 19-year-old Michigan native drowned last year.

Kimball says, despite that tragedy, the event, historically, has a good track record.

People in tubes and on rafts float down the St. Clair River from Port Huron to Chrysler Beach in Marysville.