water safety

Politics & Government
12:35 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Staying afloat: Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75 years

Coast Guard Auxiliarist Tony Pizzo stands watch during the 2013 Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City.
Credit Courtesy of the Coast Guard Auxiliary

The weather is cold outside, but the boating season is not that far away.  In just two months, many boaters will be out on the water.

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11:30 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Works to Reduce Drownings

Former East Lansing Fire Marshall Bob Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
Photo courtesy of East Lansing Fire Department

Eighty-seven people drowned in the Great Lakes last year.  That’s tragic and unacceptable, according to Bob Pratt.   In 2007, Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project and started training surfers in lifesaving techniques. 

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