Close Call Near Tou Velle State Park on the Rogue

A drift boat on the banks of the Rogue River in Jackson County

A drift boat on the banks of the Rogue River in Jackson County

Rogue River Guardians -Video Courtesy of the Medford Mail Tribune

Deputy Jason Denton takes the Medford Mail Tribune on a ride to show where three drift boaters had a close call on the Rogue River near Bear Creek.  Thankfully, all are SAFE, thanks to the Marine Patrol being at the right place at the right time, homeowner Vic Olsen aiding in the search for one of the boaters, and the observant patron who made the initial call into the Sheriff’s office when he saw debris floating in the river.

If your boat capsizes, remember to float on your back with your legs pointing downstream and don’t fight the current.  Use your arms as oars, and slowly maneuver to the bank.  Another tip is to carry your cell phone in a water-tight container like a DryPak.  Also, wear your life jacket.  It will help keep your head and chest out of the water, and give you the ability to gather your senses after the initial cold water shock.

Accidents can, and do happen.  Experience Oregon’s Waterways, and Play it Safe!

 

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