Oklahoma City officials are reminding folks that swimming in the Oklahoma City River is illegal. This after firefighters rescued a man who was seen swimming in the middle of the river, Thursday afternoon.
Jim Gardner and Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD were first on the scene about a quarter mile west of the Devon Boat Ramp just before 2 p.m. Thursday.
More and more people are enjoying kayaking, paddle boarding and rowing along the river, but the city says while jumping in may be tempting, it’s still against the law.
“It’s really a safety issue,” City Spokesperson Kristy Yager said.
Yager says the river is anywhere from six to 12 feet deep.
Karin Derrick is a Devon Boat House rowing coach.
“Obviously it’s still a river, and there aren’t active lifeguards out here,” Derrick said.