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RDES advising against rafting on the Red Deer River due to high flow rate

July 19, 2016 6:29 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer Emergency Services is not recommending rafting on the Red Deer River at this time due to the river's high flow rate.

Earlier this afternoon, Emergency Services successfully rescued an individual from the river after they were separated from their raft and carried by the current. The individual was not wearing a life jacket. Emergency Services is reminding all river users that use of personal flotation devices are mandatory.

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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