Stettler RCMP has responded to a number of reports of overdue ‘floaters’ on Red Deer River between Content Bridge and MacKenzie Crossing from July 31 to Aug. 5.
In all instances, everyone was located safe and sound.
Stettler RCMP would like to remind those wishing to float on Red Deer River of the following:
Research the speed of the river. This time of year, the Red Deer River is typically quite slow causing floaters to greatly underestimate the amount of time it’ll take to reach their destination.
Floaters are also requested to bring cell phones with full batteries and keep them in a sealed container in an event emergency services need to be contacted.
They should be mindful of the weather forecast well after their expected time of arrival and bring appropriate clothing if possible or needed.
And last, but not the least, let people know where they’re going and their destination.