A great number of readers are sending in the all staff email going around ANU in reaction to yesterdays’ rafting excitement
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of VC
Sent: Friday, 2 March 2012 3:17 PM
Subject: [Staff.all] Sullivans Creek
Yesterday ANU Security attended Sullivans Creek to ask a number of people to immediately stop ‘rafting’ down the flooded waterway. The police were called, but the people undertaking this dangerous activity dispersed before police attendance was required.
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This is a highly irresponsible activity in the circumstances. Swimming and playing in and around swollen creeks and rivers is very dangerous. People must heed the warnings issued by the Emergency Services Agency, as well as ANU security.
Sullivans Creek is, at the moment, full of muddy storm water with strong currents. It also has many hidden hazards, such as fallen tree branches and rocks, as well as floating debris. The people involved in yesterday’s actions are extremely lucky they did not cause themselves, or others coming to their aid, serious injury or worse.
Further rain is forecast for this weekend. ANU Security will be monitoring use of Sullivans Creek over the weekend given the potential for repeat flooding.
May I take this opportunity to thank all staff and students who are taking appropriate precautions in the current conditions. I hope you all stay safe and dry over the weekend.
We’ve seen the same mail also sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .