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News - May 15, 2021

Free boat rides supplied in Guntersville to healthcare staff, first responders

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The COVID-19 pandemic made for a tricky yr, however a few of the individuals who labored themselves to the bone to maintain neighborhood members secure and wholesome acquired to calm down a bit of right now on Lake Guntersville.

Lake and River Enjoyable took healthcare staff and first responders on 45-minute-long treks alongside the Tennessee River on their boat, “Discovery.”

“If anyone deserves it, they do. They’ve been going out of their means for us for a yr so it was straightforward for us to exit of our means for 2 days for them, I believe,” stated Lake and River Enjoyable proprietor Captain Mark Mills.

“It comes at an ideal time to finish a aggravating yr and begin summer time a bit of extra relaxed,” added Stephen Henderson, a household observe doctor.

Henderson was onboard Friday afternoon alongside along with his coworkers.

He instructed Information 19 he is aware of first-hand how aggravating the COVID-19 pandemic has been.

“We handled quite a lot of sufferers with COVID on the workplace and most of them acquired nicely, however we’re glad to see an finish to this COVID pandemic and we look ahead to a greater yr forward,” added Henderson.

Lake and River Enjoyable is the primary and solely tour boat firm within the Guntersville space.

The free rides have been supplied final yr, too, however Capt. Mills stated issues are wanting significantly better for enterprise this yr.

“Final yr was extremely restricted. We have been working at 50% capability, masks have been required, hand sanitizer for everybody who acquired on board. This yr, they’ve lifted many of the restrictions. We nonetheless have hand sanitizer. We nonetheless maintain the boat clear, however we do have a full capability boat now,” Capt. Mills defined.

The free boat rides have been supplied to healthcare staff and first responders Might 14 and 15, 2021.

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