Thrills and spills on raging Avon River

By Daniel Yong

SPECTATORS were treated to a weekend of thrills and spills when last month’s record-breaking Avon Descent river race through Toodyay saw a new category of speedboats soar through the air and several powerboats and kayaks capsize in the raging torrent.

At least 150 people braved the early Saturday morning cold, mist and mud last month to see the first speedboats leap across roaring white water at Extracts Weir.

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