Feather River Parkway

Nevaeh Frazier, 9, of Marysville, builds a pool at the Feather River Parkway on Tuesday in Yuba City.

Rising temperatures make local rivers a tempting place to cool off and Yuba City’s community policing coordinator Katy Goodson had some safety tips for swimmers:

– Never swim alone.

– Take care when walking on slippery or uneven surfaces.

– Avoid drinking alcohol.

– Wear a life jacket.

– Always keep an eye on young children and avoid distractions such as cell phones when you are supposed to be the one supervising the children.

– Learn lifesaving skills. Carry a first aid kit and know how to use it. Learn or review medical aid responsibilities and CPR.

– Know that the currents in the river are extremely unpredictable and even the most avid swimmer can be caught off guard.

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