Paul's Kawasaki provides Jet Ski for water patrolThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has a new lifesaving tool to use on Alexandria lakes again this year – a Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has a new lifesaving tool to use on Alexandria lakes again this year – a Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft.
The 2008 STX-12F Jet Ski watercraft, which was provided by Paul’s Kawasaki in Alexandria, will enable state conservation officers to reach distressed boaters, swimmers, and respond to other water and public safety emergencies.
Conservation officer Jeff Johanson said, “The use of a Jet Ski watercraft will be a great tool to use to promote boating safety and to further the enforcement of boating rules and regulations.”
“These Jet Ski watercraft are ideally suited to rescue situations,” said Roger Hagie, director of public affairs for Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA. “They’re quick and maneuverable, and they have no exposed propellers or other moving parts on the outside of the hull that could harm a swimmer.
“In addition, Jet Ski watercraft have a very shallow draft, which enables them to operate in low levels of water that might restrict other boats. We hope Jet Ski watercraft can make a significant contribution to water safety in the Alexandria lakes area in the coming months.”
Following successful use of Jet Ski watercraft by life-saving and marine enforcement agencies throughout the United States, Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA implemented an ongoing loan program that allows Kawasaki dealers to provide watercraft to qualified agencies across the country for period of up to one year.
Paul’s Kawasaki arranged this loan and will service the vessel for the duration of the loan period. This year marks the 19th anniversary of Kawasaki’s law enforcement loan program.