Roseburg YMCA kicks off 'Know Before You Go' campaign

The campaign aims to make sure families are knowledgeable about water temperatures and where River Rescue Stations are.

Posted: Jun 8, 2018 3:49 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2018 4:41 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- With schools letting out, the YMCA in Roseburg has kicked off their “Know Before You Go” campaign.

The campaign focuses on water safety, especially when it comes to water temperatures.

If the rivers are around 60 degrees or below, it's not safe to be in the water. Those temperatures could lead to cold shock, loss of mobility in extremities and hypothermia.

The YMCA has a link to the current water temperature in the upper right-hand corner of their website.

“That’s our whole campaign. Know before you go," said Roseburg YMCA Branch Director Gary Williams. "We want people to be safe in the rivers. They’re beautiful, they’re fun to play in, but be safe when doing it.”

In Douglas County, there are also six River Rescue Stations located at the following parks:

• Stewart Park
• Amacher Park
• Cleveland Rapids Park
• River Forks Park
• Whistler’s Bend Park
• Hestness Landing

All of them have instructions on how to safely use those life-saving devices.

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