Press Release

July 7, 2013

MAINE GAME WARDENS RECEIVE TWO PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

JULY 5, 2013: Today, the Maine Warden Service acquired two new pieces of equipment under the Kawasaki Customer Relations Loaner Program. Two personal watercrafts (PWC’s) are being used for patrol by game wardens and are on loan from Reggie’s Kawasaki/Ski-Doo located on Route 202 in Leeds. Upon application, the nationwide program operates through Kawasaki dealers, who loan JET SKI watercraft at no cost to public agencies responsible for boating law enforcement, recreational boating education, safety, and search and rescue operations.

“The Kawasaki loaner program provided the Warden Service with an opportunity to add two additional tools to our fleet. They are an essential piece of equipment used to maintain safety and boating law compliance on some of Maine’s busiest boating waters” stated Game Warden Lieutenant Adam Gormely. Gormely is out of the Gray Regional Headquarters and manages Division A; home to Maine’s most visited and congested water bodies for recreational boating.

Craig Caron, general manager of Reggie’s Kawasaki-Ski-doo stated today that he was “happy to help the Maine Warden Service with its recreational boating safety efforts this summer season.” The PWC and trailer package on loan ordinarily cost about $11,000 each. With today’s financial challenges in State government, the PWC’s came at a particularly good time. The two Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F’s will be utilized by game wardens in the Cumberland and Oxford county regions.

(The attached photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service. Pictured (left) are Lieutenant Adam Gormely and General Manager of Reggie’s, Craig Caron.)

No further information is available at this time.

Please direct media related calls to Corporal John MacDonald by calling: Public Safety Dispatch in Gray at 207-657-3030 Email at: john.macdonald@maine.gov