The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit will present a talk on river safety and river rescue and recovery at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Sallal Grange & Community Hall in North Bend. Courtesy photo

The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit will present a talk on river safety and river rescue and recovery at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Sallal Grange & Community Hall in North Bend. Courtesy photo

Sallal Grange to host river safety talk April 15

King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

River safety will be the focus of an upcoming talk in North Bend.

Sgt. Mark Rorvik of the King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit will present a talk on river safety and river rescue and recovery at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

The talk will be presented at the Sallal Grange and Community Hall in North Bend, on Stilson Avenue Southeast (432nd Avenue Southeast) and North Bend Way — near the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.

From floods to ice, to swift water, the Marine Rescue Dive Unit is trained to use special equipment to conduct rescues and recoveries in and around everything wet or water-related. With specialized four-by-fours, helicopter hoists to lower staff into inaccessible areas, and other equipment, the unit can get to any part of local rivers, and once there, dive expertise allows the unit to search and assist victims even in zero visibility swift water situations.

Sgt. Rorvik will discuss the dangers of rivers such as submerged logs, strainers, whirlpools, hypothermia, bank instability and ways to live with and play in rivers safely and responsibly.

The talk is presented by the Sallal Grange and Community Hall for the benefit of the public, and it is free to attend.

For more information about the Sallal Grange and its activities go online to www.sallalgrange.org or the Facebook page SallalGrange. Contact the Sallal Grange at 425-888-0825 or email Info@SallalGrange.org.

More in Life

Ready or not, college is arriving

How parents can help their students embark on a college career.

21-year-old Snoqualmie missionary comes home following PCT hike

Griffin Armour hiked the Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail for an upcoming mission.

Applying mindfulness into your daily life

Being mindful is the act of staying present, being aware of your surroundings and noticing new things without judgment.

Mindful goal setting

What are the roots of you life goals?

Hot coals – great for burgers, bad for garbage | Waste Management Column

Caution is necessary when disposing of used coals.

Recycle Corps interns help build recycling muscle memory

Waste Management column for the Valley Record.

Happy Fourth — Do we have freedom? What is freedom anyway?

A column about mindfulness and mental well being.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on… Continue reading

The Carnation Milk Truck got lots of requests for ice cream during a past parade. File photo
Celebrating the Fourth in Carnation

Events include a 5K run, Grand Parade, 3-on-3 Basketball and more.

Local Thomas fan, Otto L., greets his hero as the tank engine arrives in North Bend prior to the July events at the Northwest Railway Museum. Northwest Railway Museum / courtesy photo
Thomas the Train tour returning to the Valley

Events planned for several dates in July.

Courtesy photo
                                King County Library System executive director Lisa Rosenblum participates in a library Story Time event.
Summertime opportunities to read, learn and grow

A monthly column about King County libraries.

Emi Baba and Aj Baba, 2 of North Bend choose some fresh flowers at the farmers market’s opening day.
North Bend Farmers Market returns for its 14th season

The market runs every Thursday through September 12.