Warren County Water Response Program supported by two local river outfitter businesses

  • Source: Royal Examiner
  • Published: 09/16/2021 01:48 PM

The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services recently accepted a donation of four kayaks to assist the Departments Water Rescue Program. The generous donations were made by both Downriver Canoe Company, located in Bentonville, and by Front Royal Outdoors, located just outside of Front Royal on Stonewall Jackson Highway. “With dramatic increase in tourism to our wonderful Shenandoah River due to the COVID Pandemic, Warren County Fire and Rescue has seen an increase in the number of non-traditional water rescue type incidents” stated Firefighter/Water Rescue Specialist George Lewis Jr. “These incidents often occur when water levels are at a low stage, making the traditional use of motorized watercraft unsuccessful.


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