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Emergency phones installed after summer drownings

10:38 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
An 18-year-old drowns in Duck Lake.
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MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - The drowning deaths of two teens at Duck Lake this past summer has led to safety changes at the state park.

The drownings happened in separate incidents were the boys tried to swim across the Duck Lake channel with friends.

Iisaiah Towsel of Montague died on July 8th and Justin Pitz of Fruitland died June 29th.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has paid to install two emergency phones at the beach.  The phones are waterproof and dial directly to 9-1-1.  Cell phone service at the park is sparse.

The phones are not yet active, but will be by summer.

 

Jon Mills

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