Vermont Issues  Swimming Hole Warning

Burlington (ap) — This weekend’s high temperatures are coinciding with high water around Vermont, and the state’s top health official is advising against heading out to a favorite swimming hole.

Health Commissioner Harry Chen, an emergency room physician, said recent rains have made for high and fast conditions in many Vermont streams, and that people should stay away. Chen said nearly 100 people have died by drowning since 1985 in Vermont, with popular swimming holes the most frequent sites.

More than 15 people have died at the Huntington Gorge in Richmond, 12 at Cobb Brook in Jamaica and five at the Bolton Potholes.