Elisabeth Hill and Ross Johnson of the Sproat Lake Marine Patrol show the Fox 40 marine safety kit handed out to boaters this year

Sproat Lake Marine Patrol wraps up

It was another successful summer this year at Sproat Lake according to Sproat Lake Marine Patrol leadhand.

The Sproat Lake Marine Patrol completed another successful summer at the lake this year, according to leadhand Madison Redman. The marine patrol is an Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District funded program which sends four students to patrol the lake and help out its users.

“This year we got a new boat, it’s an old search and rescue boat. It’s much better and it has a lot more space so all four of us can go out more comfortably,” said Redman.

Lake usage mirrored the weather.

“During July we had a quiet month as the weather wasn’t too nice. We really saw a decline in the number of people who were going out for the day boating,” said patrol member Ross Johnson.

“Our busiest weekend was Aug. 13-14.”

Lots of launches made for a hectic weekend for the foursome,who clean the boat launch, loan out life jackets and do pleasure craft courtesy checks.

“We had 45 done this year but a lot of people had already had it done last year,” said Johnson

“We also provided 15 jump starts for boats that had dead batteries.”







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