Restrictions on the Illinois River were lifted this week. Peoria Public Radio’s Cass Herrington toured the waterway with Advanced Medical Transport to report on remaining risks to boaters.
AMT Community Resource Manager Josh Bradshaw says strong currents and debris still pose a hazard to boaters despite lower water levels.
“There could be submerged tree trunks and things like that, that boaters could collide with," Bradshaw said. "If you hit one of those at say 40 miles per hour on the river, you could find yourself in need of our services.”