|Written by Christopher Fox Graham|
|Monday, 27 December 2010 00:00|
On Thursday, Dec. 23, at approximately 5 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of two juveniles stranded mid-stream in Beaver Creek. The caller who resides on Park Lane in Rimrock, met deputies and directed them to the exact location.
Just after 6 p.m., the two boys were brought safely to shore by the four-man swift water rescue team. Both were cold and wet, but in good condition and did not require hospitalization.
Entering any swift moving water area is extremely dangerous, according to YCSO. Flow rates have escalated as the amount of water increases due to recent snow and rain. Even seemingly shallow water areas can be deceiving and dangerous, so use extreme caution while near river or canyon streams. Children walking near the river should be accompanied by an adult. All pedestrians are encouraged to stay on established pathways and trails. Never allow children to play along river ways unattended.
Remember, it only takes two feet of moving water to lift a car and float it downstream.
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