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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As the opening day of the firearms deer season in Michigan gets underway, it may not be the time to think about waterfront safety, but it is right in the middle of the “Gales of November” season.
In light of the recent incident on the North Breakwall in in Marquette where three intoxicated men climbed over a locked security fence to walk out on the structure and had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after they became incapacitated by the high winds and waves, a reminder about waterfront safety is definitely in order.
Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt and newly-selected Marquette Mayor Johnny DePetro joined The SUNNY Morning Show today to remind listeners about treating Lake Superior and ALL water bodies with respect and following some basic guidelines to stay safe.
Both men talked about the guidelines put in place by the City of Marquette’s Waterfront Safety Task Force and why it’s important to follow them when the lake is churning this November.