Firefighters practice for swift water rescues

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Unified Fire held a swift water rescue class on the Provo River on Friday afternoon, in preparation for fast-moving water.

Firefighters say they are dealing with record high water levels this spring from a large snowpack and rain.

They also say while the rivers are high, the training will help prepare them for a potential disaster.

Firefighters say the National Guard helps them with water rescues by flying them in, and then they jump in the water to save people in the cold, fast-moving water. 

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