Floaters hit the Boise River

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 00:06:52-04

The wait is finally over. Float season is here and Boise River Raft and Tube at Barber Park has all the gear you need to enjoy the river safely, but County leaders say there are still dangers lurking underneath the water. 
The Boise Fire Department worked Saturday morning to clear a fallen tree from the river. 

They will be closing watching the river all weekend long and have dive teams standing by, "We've assigned crews to the river for today and tomorrow and through the week if necessary based on how many floaters are going to be out here.", said Div. Chief Paul Roberts of the Boise Fire Department.

Officials are urging floaters to stay in the middle of the river as much as possible and picking the inflatable that's right for you will help you stay safe. 

Ada County Parks and Waterways has kayaks, rafts, and inner tubes for rent. 
They say inner tubes provide the least amount of control.
While life jackets are only required for floaters 14 and younger, officials recommend everyone wears one.