Northern New England rivers dangerous from heavy rains

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Officials are warning swimmers about the dangers of rain swollen rivers across northern New England.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Major Tim Acerno says the rivers are at spring levels and people are underestimating the strength of the current.

In the past two weeks, at least four people have been swept off their feet in New Hampshire rivers and three drowned.

In Fair Haven, Vermont, three sisters were swept downstream on Monday but were rescued above a series of dams.

In Maine, seven canoes capsized on the Saco River over the weekend throwing 14 people into the water. All the canoeists were rescued.

Acerno is urging swimmers to stick to roped-off swimming areas because the rivers are too high and the currents too fast.

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