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Lower Lost Lake, Skaggs Bridge Parks are closed

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Two popular sections of the San Joaquin River are closed because of dangerous conditions in the water. But despite the warning, many people are going into the water at Lost Lake and Skaggs Bridge Parks.

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Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies had to escort about 15 carloads of people out of Skaggs Bridge Park Thursday afternoon. At Lost Lake Park, far fewer people were swimming.

Sheriff's deputies say the flooded conditions and rising water are a deadly combination.

In the past week the Fresno County sheriff's boating unit has made several swift water rescues. Deputies plan to cite those who disregard the park closures.

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