The scary Rescue of a Dad and Toddler Underlines Boaters’ Worries about Amateurs Underestimating the Des Moines River

Saved by the Jacket

Dayton, a member of the Des Moines Power Boat Club, said fellow members have performed three rescues of boaters and kayakers this spring. Last year, there were 10 rescues, and she said that number would probably double if Birdland Marina boaters’ rescues are included. In this story, a two-year-old wearing a life jacket is rescued.


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