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Swimming Program Aims To Keep Idaho Refugees Safe

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Ethan Webber
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Boise State Public Radio

In the summer of 2017, a 15-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic drowned in Boise’s Quinn’s Pond, a recreational swimming hole. Then last week, a 21-year-old Congolese refugee also drowned there. So what’s being done to prevent these tragedies? We talk with Danny Abedi, a refugee who helped start a refugee swimming program with the International Rescue Committee.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!