- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Just in time for the July Fourth holiday, three life-saving stations have been built at a Lake Superior beach near Marquette.

The Mining Journal (https://bit.ly/29dAMd3 ) says the stations at Little Presque Isle Recreation Area are equipped with life jackets and rings. Doug Barry of the Department of Natural Resources says they’ve already made a difference.

He received an email from a man who used a life jacket last weekend when a sudden storm produced high waves.

Several members of area Lions clubs built the stations, just a few weeks after two people drowned in the area. Gary Gustafson, chairman of the Marquette waterfront safety task force, says it was an “awesome display of teamwork.”

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Information from: The Mining Journal, https://www.miningjournal.net

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