Photos, video: Swift water rescue training on the Saluda

The StateMarch 11, 2014 

— The Columbia Fire Department swift water rescue team was on the Lower Saluda river Monday, for recertification training.

The scenarios played out in the river included a person falling into the water and having to be rescued, either by boat or from the bank with a line throw.

Also, recovery from an island in shallow water and helping someone with a boat pinned against the rocks by the current.

The department emphasizes the importance of wearing a personal floatation device when on the river.

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