Watch out for quick, cold rivers in Vail Valley |

Watch out for quick, cold rivers in Vail Valley

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Fast currents and cold water on the rapidly rising Eagle River make for treacherous conditions, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Sunday, two women were in a raft that got wrapped around a pole in the Eagle River in Eagle. The women got out of the river without help, but their raft and belongings are still in the river, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“It is recommended that only professional boaters be on the river for at least the next several weeks,” said Sara Cross, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. “In addition, fishermen, children and pets should stay away from river banks during high water.”

Flood advisories for some parts of the Eagle and Colorado rivers have been issued this week, according to the National Weather Service.

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