Boaters urged to use extra caution on the water Memorial Day weekend

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May 26—LA GRANDE — Local residents who plan to go boating or recreating on or near water are being urged to be extra cautious this Memorable Day weekend.

Many may not realize it, but those who will be recreating on or near water will face greater risk in some circumstances because of typical late May conditions, according to Tad Butcher, the marine deputy for the Union County Sheriff's Office. Butcher explained that rivers remains dangerously cold because most of their water is from is from snowmelt in the mountains.


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