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Nicola Valley Search and Rescue keeping sharp as flooding continues throughout the Merritt area.

Manager Lynne Broekhuzen says they have yet to be called into action, but in order to stay prepared have been brushing up on their swift water rescue training.

"We were out in the Nicola River, to find out how hard it is to currently swim in the river. We also did some refreshing on our swift water rescue training. Now, all we can do is to continue to ask people to stay well back of the river."

Broekhuizen says six of their members are specifically trained to go into fast flowing waters in the event of an emergency, and most other members are considered swift water aware, which means they are allowed to work along the banks.


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