Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE ####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES *MEDIA: Contact DIF&W Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-1164 Or Maine Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram at (207) 624-6560* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2011 **Life Jackets, Preparation Essential When Sea Kayaking, Boating** AUGUSTA, Maine — With five fatalities recently on Maine’s coastal and inland waters, the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine Warden Service are working with Gov. Paul LePage to remind boaters and anglers of the inherent dangers that can occur when unprepared to respond to changing conditions or accidents. Two people have died in sea kayaking incidents in the Bar Harbor and Lamoine areas this year, and three people have died while fishing from a boat or on a sandbar and while recreational boating.

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Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

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