- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters from various jurisdictions are planning to spend a day at Six Flags Over Georgia, but they won’t be there for fun.

More than 40 firefighters plan to visit the amusement park Wednesday for water rescue drills. The fire departments say swift water emergencies on area rivers and streams are among the most hazardous they face.

The departments say the Thunder River attraction at Six Flags mimics the turbulent conditions that rescuers find in this kind of an emergency.

Firefighters will work on swimming across strong currents, practicing swift water rescue techniques, dealing with obstacles in the water, and learning self-rescue and survival methods.

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