Monday, June 25, 2012

River safety - education and enforcement

The Calgary Police Service would like to remind the public of the current advisory against boating activities or placing any type of watercraft on the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

Anticipated rainfall may contribute to the already rapid flow and debris in the water, which will be hazardous to anyone on the river. All river users should use extreme caution as conditions on the rivers can change quickly.

Any vessel using the rivers must, at the very least, have lifejackets or personal floatation devices (PFDs) that are worn by all passengers, as well as a sounding device, such as a whistle, a buoyant heaving line (throwbag) no less than 15 metres long and a bailer.

Being intoxicated while on the water is never tolerated, nor is the transport or consumption of alcohol.

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