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Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland
Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe. The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above the water's surface — left Ocean City police officers "unsure of how to handle them and what to do" after they were introduced last summer, said Julie Brown, a boating education coordinator with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. No accidents or injuries have been reported to date in Maryland, according to Brown, who said the DNR wanted to "be proactive with the regulations … to possibly prevent the...

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