Day 1 of float season on the Boise River brings 14 rescues

Boise River rescues
Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 13:10:08-04

On the first official day of float season on the Boise River, crews with Boise Fire Department made 14 rescue assists, four of which were life-threatening or lifesaving rescues.

Crews with the Boise Fire Dive Team made the rescues within a five-and-a-half hour span Monday afternoon.

The Boise Fire Department reminds anyone planning on going to the river to keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • The river is cold and has a strong current
  • Avoid low-hanging tree branches.
  • Wear properly fitted life jackets and water shoes.
  • Everyone should wear life jackets, but it’s mandatory for kids 14 and under