Jet skier rescued on Plum Island

The quick thinking of a jet skier near Plum Island may have kept Saturday’s water rescue from having a different ending. Washington Island Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded to a distress call just before 1 p.m. on Saturday. A jet skier noticed their equipment was struggling and made it to Plum Island before it ultimately failed. The DNR and the Coast Guard were able to rescue the jet skier, but Washington Island Assistant Fire Chief Robb Carr says the jet skier made a good decision to head to land.

Carr encourages people to make sure they are dressed appropriately when out on the water. In addition to having a life jacket, he says you should also have a wet suit on because water temperatures are below 50 degrees.


Picture from Robert Carr, Island Homes LLC

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