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Swimming in Canals Could Prove Deadly

KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Kennewick Irrigation District is warning people to stay out of irrigation canals.

Currents in the canals are much faster than they look, and rescuers say once you're in the canal, it's often extremely hard to get out.

Last year, a 13-year-old boy drown when he got stuck in a canal.

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