YAKIMA, Wash.--It's going to be a hot week and
people are already heading to the rivers to beat the heat.
Rescue crews want to remind people that the Yakima
and Tieton rivers are inherently dangerous.
Firefighters said two people drowned last year when
their feet got caught in the river bottom. Crews said if you're planning to
float the river, always put safety first.
"Wear your safety vest, no alcohol and have a
plan," said Captain Tom Schneider with the Yakima Fire Department. "That means
you have a secondary party know where you're going to drop in the river and
where you're going to come out and about what time."
Firefighters also advise people that they shouldn't
wade into water that's deeper than your shins, even if you're a strong