Kent safety officials warning residents to stop boating due to dangerously high waters

Kent safety officials warning residents to stop boating due to dangerously high waters

KENT, Ohio (WOIO) - City officials in Kent are warning residents to stay out of the Cuyahoga River but people are still boating.

According to Kent Fire, they rescue about six people over the summer on average.

We’re not even a week in and 20 people have been pulled to safety.

Kent safety officials are warning residents to stop boating due to dangerously high waters...they're just not listening. According to Kent Fire, they rescue about six people over the summer on average. We’re not even a week in and 20 people have been pulled to safety. https://bit.ly/2RCgEGA

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The high speed of the water along with trees knocked over is trapping people.

After another rescue yesterday, we strongly urge all to avoid this area of the Cuyahoga River. This video explains why:

Posted by City of Kent Fire Department on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On Tuesday firefighters put up warning signs at most places people enter the river.

The danger is due to high water, because of dam damage at Lake Rockwell in Akron.

Repairs are expected to last at least a week, boaters and kayakers should be good to go by then.

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