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High water safety

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It doesn't take a lot of water to create a current that can be dangerous. It doesn't take a lot of water to create a current that can be dangerous.
Waters can also be full of debris, and that can cause more complications to someone already struggling. Waters can also be full of debris, and that can cause more complications to someone already struggling.

First responders want to emphasis the dangers high and swiftly moving waters can bring.

It doesn't take a lot of water to create a current that can be dangerous. With the recent heavy rain, rivers and streams are up, and the water can become fast and furious. Waters can also be full of debris, and that can cause more complications to someone already struggling.

"Make sure as best you can, your feet are going down river so if there is an obstruction in the river your feet will strike before your head. You'll want to try to keep your head above water, and just call for help. Try to swim for shore if you can, they call it defensive swimming, you'll be doing a back peddle more or less and try to lean to one side," said Lima Firefighter Paramedic, Doug Beck.

Beck says the best thing to do is just stay away from swollen rivers and streams.

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