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National Boating and Water Safety Organization Bestows Awards

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:32 AM | Anonymous

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 23, 2017) – During its 66th annual meeting, held in St. Petersburg, Fla., the National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) gave more than a dozen awards to individuals and organizations for their outstanding efforts in promoting boating and water safety.

Award recipients included:

Regional Award Winner
International Order of the Blue Gavel        District 5

Awards of Merit
VIP for a VIP Inc.
Sam Conley, Winona Walmart Store Manager
Troopers Joe Couch & Gordon Chronister, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Unit
Carson “Nick” Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sr. Wildlife Agent Kyle Wagner, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Enforcement Division
Joseph M. Vassal, CBP, APSP Fellow, Float Like a Duck Water Safety Program

Letters of Commendation
Officer Corrie Roberts, Maine Marine Patrol
Jesse Wisterman, Ben Nyegaard, William D. Oliver, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Burger King, MidAmerica Hotel Corporation
Joseph McLane, First Midwest Bank
SEMO Regional Water Safety Council

About NWSC

The National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting recreational water and boating safety. Organized in 1951 the NWSC was one of the first water safety organizations, and today is noted for its International Boating and Water Safety Summit and Cold Water Boot Camp USA. To learn more about how NWSC works to increase water safety, visit


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