Firefighters were training for swift water rescue June 4 when a 911 call reported two men had fallen off inner-tubes they were riding and were in the Cache la Poudre River at Picnic Rock.
As firefighters rushed to the scene, they were informed the men had made it safely to the opposite side and were out of the river. Once crews arrived on scene they confirmed there were three men in the party; one made it safely to the parking lot however the two others were unhurt and still on the opposite side.
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Crews were able to set up a rescue boat and rope system along with deploying seven rescue swimmers to the opposite shore. They made contact with the men then assisted them with donning personal floatation devices and helmets for the return trip. The men were placed into the boat and safely ferried back across the river.
Poudre Fire Authority would like to remind citizens to please take the utmost caution when recreating on our local waterways.