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Rescue Crews Train in Swift Water

By Michael Cooper & KDRV Staff

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Rescue Crews spent Saturday in, around, and on the Rogue River, learning how to save lives.

Members of Fire District 3 took part in their annual swift water training. The crews practice how to pull a victim from a strong current, how to swim through debris and rocks, and how to zip-line from place to place around the water.

Saturday’s training took place near the Power House Rapids on the Rogue River. Rescue crews say that area is especially dangerous, because swimmers can get trapped on rocks in the swift water.