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As the tourist season begins in earnest this weekend with the May Bank Holiday, Rangers on Windermere are looking to increase patrols to keep it safe for everyone.
A new catamaran will help the National Park Authority enforce speed limits and make sure swimmers and canoeists as well as boat owners can enjoy Windermere this summer.
Ryan Dollard reports:
Ronnie Muggridge is the Park Ranger at Lake Windermere and he is looking forward to patrolling the waters in the new catamaran:
A new patrol boat for England's longest lake is being launched today.
The catamaran, built in the Isle of Wight, is the latest addition to the patrol fleet on Windermere.
The Lake District National Park Authority commissioned the new craft, which is replacing one of the lake ranger team's older boats.
The 'Cheetah' vessel is similar to that used by police and the Environment Agency, and will play a vital role in supervising water activities at the popular tourist destination.