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Port Huron Float Down is Sunday on St. Clair River

Crowds expected for Sunday's annual Port Huron Float Down on St. Clair River
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 15, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The annual Port Huron Float Down takes place this weekend.

People in tubes and rafts are expected to hop into the water at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Beach in Port Huron, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit. They’ll be floating down the St. Clair River to Chrysler Beach in Marysville. The annual event can draw thousands.

Erik Kimball, who manages a website about the event, tells the Times Herald of Port Huron (http://bwne.ws/1oOjFLY ) the event allows people who don’t have a boat to enjoy being out on the water.

Lt. Paul Reid, commander for the St. Clair County Sheriff Marine Division, says people should be aware of the possibility of problems during the event from hypothermia, dehydration and intoxication. The Sunday forecast calls for high temperatures in the 70s.

Information from: Times Herald, http://www.thetimesherald.com


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