EMILY device now available at Presque

MARQUETTE — The EMILY device located at Middle Bay Beach on Presque Isle in the city of Marquette is now available for use by previously trained Marquette city employees and the public through assistance provided by Central Dispatch, according to a release from the Marquette City Fire Department.

Upon witnessing a person in distress, the public can follow the instructions on the EMILY storage box by calling 911. Central Dispatch will give the caller the lock code to unlock the EMILY Rescue Device and then walk the rescuer through the deployment of the device. The rescuer will guide the EMILY Rescue Device out to the person in distress via remote control, so they can hold on to the floating EMILY device until fire, police and EMS crews arrive to rescue the victim.