If you’ve ever thought about swimming in a canal, think again. The water flowing in canals can be as deep as 20 feet and, while it may appear calm and slow, beneath the surface are swift, strong currents that are extremely hazardous. Sharp rocks, waterfalls and rapids pose additional dangers. Whether lined with concrete or soil, the sides are slippery, steep and extremely difficult to climb once the canal is entered.
Stay away. Stay alive. Canals are dangerous.
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