In South Bend Sunday night on the East Race three people in a boat had to be rescued after nearly going over a dam.
The three passengers grabbed on to the Jefferson Street Bridge with their hands to keep from going over.
Emergency responders say the unseasonably warm weather is luring people to the water at a time of year when the currents run faster.
“With a river right now we are at a high condition, which means the river is very swift,” said Al Kirsits, South Bend Fire Department battalion chief. “The current forces that we don't see can crush a boat, if it's an aluminum boat or a fiberglass boat, around a bridge out there.”
The battalion chief also wants to remind everyone that even though the air is warm, the water is not and temperatures can still cause hypothermia.