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Sheriffs Patrol River Areas

YAKIMA, Wash. - With the summer heat, comes the summer fun.   Here in the Yakima Valley, river activities is what a lot of people do to cool off.  But when alcohol is involved that is when the fun activities can turn dangerous.

The Kittitas Sheriffs Department has teamed up with the Washington State Patrol to patrol the river areas in an effort to keep people safe. 

"We'll be trying to target the areas we have the most problems; alcohol related and reckless boating but it's a huge county so we'll be spread thin," said

Sheriff dana says this weekend, they will have boats on the river and six deputies to patrol the areas.