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Columbia Fire Department holds water rescue training


The Columbia Fire Department's swift water rescue team held a training at Perry Phillips Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

Team members practiced boat operations, victim pick-ups and rope skills. 

CFD Capt. Tommy Goran said the department hasn’t had any water rescues so far this year, but one way to avoid needing to be rescued is to turn around if you come up on a covered road.

"Turn around, don't drown. And that's something we hear a lot, obviously. But if there is any water over the roadway, do not cross that roadway,” he said. Just because you can see the bottom of the road, just because you think you can see the lines on the road, does not mean it's safe."

CFD will be back at Perry Phillips Lake on Friday for its last day of training. 

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