Four rescued from surging Arkansas River in Pueblo

  • Source: KOAA-TV NBC 5 Pueblo
  • Published: 06/10/2024 12:00 AM

Firefighters with the Pueblo Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team brought four people who were stuck in the Arkansas River to safety Saturday evening. The rescue took place near Pueblo City Park. All four individuals were wearing life jackets which the department credits as a contributing factor in the success of their mission. "We ask that you continue to use extreme caution anytime you are on or near the water," reads a message posted to the department's Facebook page. Water levels at Lake Pueblo have surged as heavy rainfall combines with the annual spring runoff. The manager at Lake Pueblo State Park told News 5 on Friday the river is flowing downstream from the dam at a nearly 4,000 cubic feet per second (CFS.) The Pueblo Dam ordinarily slows the flow of the river allowing fishermen and tubers to safely enjoy the tail waters.


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