FFWD REW

Rule scrutinized about tying river rafts

The city is reviewing water safety bylaws this fall which will include whether boaters should be allowed to tie their rafts together while floating down Calgary’s two rivers.

The review is coming after nine people were rescued from the Bow River after their four rafts that were strapped together got stuck under the Louise Bridge on Monday August 2.

The rafters who were rescued by the Calgary fire department’s aquatic surface rescue team were very cold but uninjured after being thrown into the rapidly moving water.

At this point it’s not against the law to tie rafts together while drifting down Calgary rivers.

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