Heat wave heightens water safety in Portland: 'No lives lost'

Lifeguards and river patrol officials are stressing the importance of being careful on the water as temperatures rise.

TROUTDALE, Ore. — At Glenn Otto Park Friday, families found refreshment in the Sandy River, knowing what lies ahead.

“It’s supposed to be in the 100s next week,” said Mardi Palan who brought her two kids to the Troutdale park. “We feel really safe here because they offer life jackets and I can relax a little bit.”

“The lifeguards seems so capable here and it is really nice,” added Ann Heideman, who was also at the river.

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