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Donated Jet Ski gives LMPD River Patrol more maneuverability, safety

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The LMPD River Patrol finally has something they've been wishing for, but it's not a pleasure craft.

Board member and attorney Jim Ellis donated a Speedo Jet Ski. It will help officers who patrol the river areas get closer to those in need of help.

It allows more flexibility in making river runs to small coves and will help with events located close to the shore.

"We're not going to use it for basic patrol right now,” Sgt. Jeff Artman said. “We'll use it for mostly special events like the Mayor's hike bike and paddle and other events, the IronMan and triathlons, things like that.

Artman says this Jet Ski doesn't have a propeller on the back which makes it safer for those involved.

River patrol also gets calls near Beargrass Creek and will assist with runs in that area.

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