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Safety Tips Provided For Nighttime Adventures


Last updated 7/5/2021 at 11:46am

Recently, local rescue groups used a drone with a thermal camera to find some kayakers who had got lost on the French Broad River.

The long days of summer are finally with us. With more time to get out on our public lands and waters after work or in the cooler temps of evening, late-day outings are very tempting.

After reading several reports of recent rescues from our county and community rescue squads involving nighttime responses to calls from outdoor recreationist, I felt some brief safety reminders would be timely.

Our first responders and rescue squads are some of the best anywhere. These folks, mostly volunteers, train year-round to work in some tough environments.

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