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PSA from Kent Police: STAY OUT of the Cuyahoga River

Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 11:49:27-04

KENT, Ohio — The Kent Police Department is urging residents to stay out of the Cuyahoga River due to a dangerously high water level.

According to police, the water level is currently higher than it was in 2019 when crews from the Kent Fire Department rescued more than 20 people from the river in a matter of weeks.

Police said that not only are people at risk of drowning, but by going in the water those people put rescue crews in danger as well.

“What would already be a very dangerous rescue operation could be potentially more dangerous due to close personal interaction between rescue workers and kayakers,” police said.

RELATED: 4 more people rescued from Cuyahoga River despite warnings to stay off water

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