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Lowell Koebnick is one of Hubbard County's three Boat & Water Patrol officers. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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"Need three things," is Lowell Koebnick's standard greeting to boaters.

That means after he sees your current registration, he needs to see a life jacket within reaching distance for everyone on the boat, a floatable cushion or "throwable" and a fire extinguisher if you have an inboard motor or built in fuel tank on a 16 foot or longer craft.


Kids 10 and under must wear a life jacket while the boat is in motion.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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