Fire Department Answers Another River Rescue Call

The Waterloo Fire Department went for another emergency call on the Elkhorn River Saturday.

Waterloo Fire Chief, Travis Harlow, tells WOWT 6 News that among a group of tubers, two adults and three minors got hung up on some logs along the riverbank.

OPD's Able 1 was dispatched and located the group.

When Waterloo Fire arrived with its rescue boat, other tubers had already helped free the people who were stuck.

Fire crews did get them to shore and checked them out.

Harlow wants everyone to remember to be safe. "River levels are down, but even with the rivers down, the river is still dangerous, there is still a current. Water will move a little bit faster," he says.

There were no injuries in the incident.

This is the fifth rescue Waterloo Fire has made with its airboat this year.


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