A reader contacted the GUARDIAN with a safety suggestion that would cost less than a single emergency response to the Boise River.
He noted the tragic incident west of the Main Street bridge which claimed the life of a young mother at Thurman Mill Dam was one of at least three emergency responses in the same location during the past couple of weeks. The reader lives in the area and said floaters need to be warned to stay out of the river there.
How about some big RED LETTER WARNING signs? A simple message warning of dangerous waters, falls, dam, etc. and urging floaters to GET OUT OF THE RIVER NOW! would certainly go a long way toward saving lives. Several years ago the GUARDIAN made a similar request when trees had blocked the stream, but city officials refused. Maybe this time they will be more receptive.
Meanwhile city officials offer a link to SAFETY TIPS but our experience shows few floaters have internet access in their rafts and tubes.
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