No major injuries on Sacramento rivers during holiday weekend

Despite the most dangerous water conditions in recent years, Sacramento-area public safety officials reported no major injuries or deaths on local waterways over the July Fourth weekend.

“We had a real good weekend,” said Scott Cockrum, assistant chief with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

He attributed the relative lack of problems to several factors, including the holiday alcohol ban for people enjoying themselves in and along the river, and requirements that children younger than 13 years old wear life vests in or near the water.

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