Caution Around High Waters

As the snow continues to melt in the Big Horn Mountains, the creeks and streams in our area are rising higher and higher. To some, the water levels may appear to be quite inviting, but Sheridan Fire Marshall Brian Songer provides this caution.

Songer says that hazards include strong currents, low water temperatures, floating debris, entrapment issues and low head dams. Another risk is people attempting to make water rescues who have not been trained; oftentimes, those would-be rescuers have ended up being victims themselves.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue trains for water rescues, Songer tells us.

For more information on water safety, call Sheridan Fire-Rescue at (307) 674-7244. And of course, to report an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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