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BOATERS: Make Sure Your Line Is Long Enough When Anchoring Your Boat!

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CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho - A 26' Custom Weld Jet Boat unfortunately sank on the Dworshak Reservoir Saturday morning. What's unfortunate is that the whole incident could have been prevented with a little bit longer anchoring line. The boat was owned by Richard Warden of Lewiston and sank from a combination of the stern anchoring being too short as water levels rose on the reservoir.

Riverview Marina was contacted to retrieve the boat and the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office wants to remind all boat owners of a couple important things. 1.) Leave a long line to the bow. 2.) Do not stern anchor the boat when the reservoir is filling.

May this unfortunate incident be a lesson to all.

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