Boat Gets Stuck on Sandbar

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Boating season is upon us, but you might need to wait a few weeks before going down certain parts of the river.

Around 4:00 Sunday afternoon three people in a speedboat were travelling upstream in Palisade when they got stuck. The boat was wedged in between a few rocks on a sandbar.

Palisade Fire Chief Richard Rupp says boats should probably wait a little longer before speeding up river, “That boat is too big for the amount of water that is flowing now, give it another two weeks and it will be sufficient.”

After a lot of pushing and pulling members of the Palisade Fire Department were able to free the boat. Officials say to avoid situations like this be sure that you plan your route and know the river before you head out.


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