You know that your situation killed one guy? I had it start once at high water and ejected the only other time I can think of, other than Sweet's Falls. The other guy got killed three weeks earlier. You were lucky. Here's Jawbone at about 2.9'...thankfully, i never had any serious issues on the gauley. the first time i ran it, though, the meadow was super high due to heavy rainfall the night before, so the river volume increased by a huge chunk for lost paddle.
i folded a boat in the middle of jawbone once, on the river left eddy right above hydroelectric rock. it wasn't a pleasant experience, but i was head out of water and my buddy was able to run back up the bank and give me a hand out of my boat. mine folded right behind the cockpit too, it took a couple of us jumping on it to get it flat enough to paddle across the lake.