The death of Christchurch man Jeremy Charles Brons, 24, who was swept away while trying to secure a winch rope from a vehicle stuck in the Snowy River, during a trip to the upper Grey Valley, provides a reminder of how off roading can go very wrong, suddenly and unexpectedly. Our sympathies go to Mr Brons' family and his four-wheel-driving colleagues. By all accounts, the group doing the trip was an experienced one, not prone to poor judgement or making silly mistakes. A police officer was quoted in the press as saying, "I don't think it's through any act of stupidity or foolishness, I think it's just bad luck." The inevitable investigations will determine what went wrong, and why. Hopefully, we'll all learn something. Meanwhile, take care out there, guys.