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Life jackets and cellphones are boating necessities

Door County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol officers hope boaters relearn a lesson about emergency preparedness.  Three boaters were rescued from their sinking boat on Lake Michigan near Two Rivers.  The U.S. Coast Guard located the boaters with help from their cellphone calls. All were found wearing life vests.  Door County Sheriff's Department Sergeant/Investigator Jason Stenzel, who's part of the marine patrol, says life vests, cellphones, two-way marine radios and flares should be standard emergency equipment for any boater.




Stenzel recommends boaters have a safety equipment checklist they can look at before taking to the water.  While the gear may not ever be used, he says it's best to know it's ready for unexpected situations.

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