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FIRST RESPONDERS TRAIN FOR SWIFT WATER RESCUE

Tuesday afternoon several First Responders from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Office, and Porter Fire Department trained on the San Jacinto River for swift water rescue. The water wasn’t moving very quickly but many were able to get the feel of it with the trees and debris in the water they encountered and also a few snakes. Using airboats, jet skis and inflatables they were able to get several hours in on training. Many of these first responders are not new to the water. Many have worked through Harvey and several other storms in extreme conditions. Several of those have been involved for many years including a Swift Water Rescue class in 2007 on the Guadalupe River. On that date the river was closed to tubers as the river was flowing almost 8 times its normal flow. By the end of that training, almost all were exhausted.


VIDEO OF THE 2007 SWIFT WATER RESCUE CLASS

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