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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue's Matt Workman reaches for a rope bag during a swift water rescue training session with fellow firefighters last spring. Routt County Search and Rescue is asking rafters and kayakers to call dispatch if they lose a watercraft down stream and are not in need of help in order to avoid unnecessary searches on the river.

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Save Search and Rescue, police from unnecessary searches

Routt County Search and Rescue is asking that with more people thinking about floating the town stretch of the Yampa River, unnecessary searches can be avoided if people who lose their watercraft place a call to emergency officials.


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