The Sheep River current is running fast and the water is very cold, which presents a real danger to those trying to cool off in the hotter days of June. Okotoks Fire Department responded to a river rescue last week where a teenager, looking for relief from the heat, was floating on a tube and found herself stranded and unable to make it across the river to safety. Thankfully she was rescued by the Okotoks Fire Department. River conditions are unpredictable and dangerous situations can happen very quickly.
Please take the time to watch the river safety video for reminders on how to be safe around the river any time of year.