Denver, Colorado 2021-05-29 18:22:57 –
NORTHERN COLORADO –In the past week, the crew has rescued nearly 12 people from the Poodle River. Authorities are now focused on reminding people that they are safe.
“in the meantime [the river is] It could be your biggest enemy, “said Darren Jacks, Captain of Windsor Severance Fire Rescue, on Saturday.
His team made the latest rescue on Monday.
“We rescued a capsized canoe over a low-headed dam and caught in debris under the dam,” Jack said.
The incident could be fatal, as Jack states that the canoe’s leg was caught in debris and he was not wearing a life jacket.
“Be sure to bring a life jacket, experienced or inexperienced. Water is merciless and never tires. Even the most experienced swimmers can overcome it,” he said.
Upstream of Fort Collins’ White Water Park, debris under the trestle bridge created a dangerous situation, forcing the Poodle Fire Department to rescue eight people within 24 hours.
“Every fire here will generate a lot of debris from dead trees and everything, especially at a rate of 3,000 cubic feet per second,” said river surfer Phil.
Neither he nor fellow river surfer Ryan Nelson will ruin water safety.
“I still wear a reliable bike helmet and life jacket. I try to lift my downstream legs first. That’s what it is,” Ryan said.
Still, Phil says it’s always best to look around before getting into the water.
I may be working this Memorial Day weekend (as I do every weekend), but at least today to talk about water safety at the White Water Park in Fort Collins. I was able to play with these river surfers.Sweet stuff@DenverChannel pic.twitter.com/2m8704Vwlo
— Patrik Perez (@PattrikPerez) May 29, 2021
“You can see where that big trainer was from the road. [The kayakers] I shouldn’t have gone through it anyway, “he said.
It’s all a good memory as the water continues to rise and the snow begins to melt.
“[The] Water will be much faster, “Jack said. “It will hide the dangers we’ve noticed before,” Jaques said.
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