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Indianapolis Fire Department shares water safety reminders ahead of warm weekend

Water Safety Warnings

Water Safety Warnings

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Area first responders are preparing for a busy weekend. With hot and dry conditions expected, they’re expecting more people to be out on the water. 

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, water levels are back down to a safe level. However, they are reminding people it can still be dangerous. 

Firefighters are asking anyone who plans to get out on the water to stay within their experience level. That includes knowing how the water works.

Levels have gone down but some areas can still be higher than others. First responders said people can run into serious issues kayaking or boating through a dam that’s low because the water underneath is too high.  

Kevin Jones, a firefighter with IFD, said even when conditions are calm, they still get called out on rescues. 

“It’s not biased, it will do what it wants to do and it’s unforgiving so even if it is calm water, there’s always danger associated with that,” said Jones. 

He said it’s important for anyone over 21 who plans to safely consume alcohol, to stay hydrated.


4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.