Vermont warns of high-water dangers in swimming holes


BURLINGTON, VT. >> The state of Vermont is warning about the dangers of swimming holes that have been swollen by heavy rains.

Potentially dangerous conditions exist along streams and small rivers in the Mad River and Huntington River watersheds, especially at Huntington Gorge in Richmond.

Sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week.

Since 1985, there have been nearly 100 drowning deaths at natural settings in Vermont, including at six popular swimming holes.

The most dangerous places have been Huntington Gorge, where 16 people have died and Cobb Brook in Jamaica where 12 have died.

Also of concern are the Bolton Potholes, Dog's Head Falls in Johnson, the New Haven River in Bristol, Twin Falls on the Saxtons River in Westminster, and Hamilton Falls in Jamaica.


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