Northeast Ohio fire department using jet skis for faster water rescues

  • Source: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
  • Published: 06/06/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: With kayaking back in season, one Northeast Ohio fire department is investing in their water rescues with two new jet skis. For Josh Scott, kayaking is a job and his passion. "We rent kayaks out of the Emerald Necklace here in the Cleveland metro parks," said Scott, manager and lead guide for 41 North Coastal Adventures. Scott spends his days teaching people how to paddle and not flip in their kayaks so they don't have to be saved by fire departments like Sheffield Lake. In Sheffield Lake, they've seen so many water rescues that they decided to invest their equipment dollars in buying two new jet skis. "We can get really close to victims without hurting them, like with a bigger boat, you need more manpower," said Lieutenant Brian Davis, Sheffield Lake Fire Department.


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