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Hydro Training in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Hydro drivers are brushing up on how to stay safe in a crash before Saturday's races in Richland.

Safety Classes were held Friday night at the Columbia Basin Raquet Club. Officials say the most important thing to do in a crashed hydro capsule is to breathe and stay calm.

Drivers say that when a hydro flips, it is important that getting out of it is second nature. Hyro driver Kevin Aylesworth says, "Safety training is necessary. Your going 160 miles an hour and you have to be prepared."

At the training, hydro officials taught people how to breath with their masks on and ultimately how to get out of a hydro when it flips upside down.