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How Authorities Say You Can Stay Safe On The River

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is training for search and rescue missions on the water this week. How they say you can prevent yourself from needing this kind of rescue.

Posted: Wed Jun 13 09:57:21 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jun 13 09:57:22 PDT 2018

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newswatch 12's cassandra mlynarek is live near valley of the rogue state park ... she's been speaking with local law enforcment about simple ways you can protect your self from unsafe conditions in the water. this week - you'll see the jackson county sheriff's office out along the rogue river .. deputies are honing their skills on the water in the event of a water rescue... but they say there is one way you can significantly improve your chances for survival in the water ... ...that is to wear a life jacket. if a child is under 13 years old... they must wear a lifejacket while on the water. and if you're near shady cove - there's even a free life jacket ago--a woman drowned in the rogue river after getting caught on some branches. she was wearing a life jacket. officials say that doesn't mean you shouldn't wear one. "obviously wear your life jacket and be prepared...as far as what the river flows "obviously wear your life jacket and be prepared...as far as what the river flows are." you can also improve your safety by having a buddy with you... and if you see someone in distress... don't go after them yourself .... call 911. [e15]cml river safety ii-tag hot summer day... coming up in our next half hour - how mlynarek. newswatch 12. [e16]campground closing-intro truck-loads of trash are littering the most
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