Science & Health
7:31 am
Thu July 25, 2013

New Boat Accommodates Disabled Ala. Veterans

The outdoor recreation branch at Fort Rucker has developed a boat to allow wounded warriors and disabled people go fishing and participate in other boating adventures.

   Fort Rucker spokeswoman Janice Erdlitz tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/19iqTWj ) the boat, named "The Warrior," is customized to fit the needs of physically disabled people. She says the decision to build the boat came after veterans offered feedback on things they felt could improve their quality of life.

   The boat features a wheelchair ramp and locking system, a remote control anchor and additional features.

   Officials say the boat can accommodate up to eight people.
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   Information from: The Huntsville Times, http://www.al.com/huntsville