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Multiple Search and Rescues in Madera County Foothills

MADERA COUNTY— The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that shortly before 11:30am on June 19, 2024, their Communications Center received an emergency call reporting an unresponsive female in the water near Angel Falls. Search and Rescue teams, along with USFS, Madera County Fire & CALFire, Sierra Ambulance, and the CHP H-40 helicopter responded to the area. During the operation, ...

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Excessive Heat Expected the Next Few Days

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office (NWS)is warning community members that dangerous high temperatures up to 109 in the valley and 112 in the Kern County Desert will be observed during the three-day heat wave. Overnight low temperatures will stay in the 70s and provide little relief. An Excessive Heat (Wave) Warning will go into effect this morning, Wednesday ...

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Water/Boating Safety On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Hot summer weather has arrived, prompting many of us to get out and enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest. These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the high Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers continue to run with swift and extremely cold water, while Bass, Shaver, ...

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SAR Teams Demo Swift Water Rescues In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as temperatures rise and the annual spring runoff causes rivers and creeks to run very high. This cold and swiftly moving water creates a hazard even for the strongest of swimmers. In the past decade there have been 22 water-related fatalities within Yosemite National Park, according to authorities. Many ...

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Water Safety And Boating Safely On The Sierra

CLOVIS – As warmer weather finally arrives, many of us get out and enjoy the rivers, streams, and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These water ways are being fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra, swelling the Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, Shaver, Huntington and many other ...

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