Mayor orders residents to stay away from Logan River

Three males trying to float Logan River in an inflatable raft Wednesday spurred an executive order from Logan City Mayor Randy Watts.According to Logan City Fire Marshall Craig Humphreys, the three males – who range in age from 18 to 20 – were floating the river near the Denzil Stewart Nature Park Wednesday when their raft deflated in the high waters. Concerned citizens at the park called 911 around 2:30 p.m. and officers from the Logan Police and Fire departments responded.By the time officers arrived, the three males were able to get out of the water on their own. This incident, along with recent drownings in fast-moving waters around Utah, propelled Watts to declare Logan River a “disaster area” and issue an

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closing the river and its banks to all citizens except authorized emergency personnel. The order is in effect for 30 days.

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