Water Rescues

Following a steady stream of rainfall, the DuPage River is the highest it’s been in two years, since the 2013 flood.

The fast-moving waters have been a lure for some, but a danger for all, and the recent rescues are proof.

A total of seven people were saved during three different incidents, each time, after something went wrong with their means of transport, whether raft or kayak.

None were seriously injured, but it’s been cause for the fire department to remind everyone to take caution when the river is high.

“Please do not go in the river, but if you find yourself in a body of water, make sure you’re with someone else. So if you do get into danger it’s easier to get out they can call. We don’t condone any type of rafting because when our rescues come out they can turn deadly. We have a very picture-esque area here lets keep it that way, keep Naperville safe and have a fun summer,” Chief Puknaitis

While they cannot regulate what happens in the river, the fire department does not recommend the use of kayaks, canoes, or rafting.

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