Marine Law Enforcement Practice Water Rescues in Rogue River

Floating on your back and swimming diagonal on the current are a few ways marine law enforcement are training to self-rescue.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018 6:48 PM
Updated: Jun. 11, 2018 6:51 PM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore.- The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) Drift Boat Operations Course.

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The 2018 class is held June 11th through June 15th. More than 40 students and instructors from law enforcement agencies around the state will attend the week-long course.

Jackson County has hosted the annual training event for several years. They say the Rogue River provides an ideal environment for personnel to learn to operate non-motorized boats in patrol and rescue scenarios.

Students will learn a variety of techniques for river rescue and personal safety/survival, all while learning to navigate through rapids and obstacles. Students will also learn about updates to state boating laws and safety resources.

For more information about boating rules and regulations, click here.

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