Rafting: Paddlers take the plunge to ride the wild surf

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The Swiss team struggle against the torrent fed by glaciers melting upstream in the J & B European Rafting Championship yesterday. Held high in the Austrian Tyrol on the River Oetz, the contest involves 14 teams and half-way through the two-day event, Germany lead the hosts, Austria. Britain are 10th but hope to be buoyed by the Olympians, Eric Jamieson and Ian RaspinPhotograph: Norman Lomax

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