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(Front left to right) Roscommon County Sheriff Marine Patrol Officers Heather Richardson and Lance Beyerle jump into the pool at the Comfort Suites Lakeside, Houghton Lake, Friday during a 40-hour marine patrol training school presented by the Michigan Sheriffs Association and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Richardson and Beyerle were among 59 officers participating in the training course, part of the Partnership for Safe Boating program, which was also attended by Roscommon County officers Tyler Bradley, Kevin Nugent and Tyler St. Onge. (Right) Roscommon County Marine Patrol Officers Heather Richardson and Lance Beyerle float with the aid of makeshift life preservers they made while in the water. A pair of pants becomes a flotation device by tying the legs together at the bottom and filling them with air. The inflated legs are worn around the neck while the open end of the trousers is held closed under water. (Photos by Thomas Reznich) 109p1_xlg.jpg


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