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Chesapeake Bay boaters have a new emergency system

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The Maryland Law Enforcement Information Network, Maryland's camera- and radar-driven surveillance system capable of tracking bad guys, good guys and folks in trouble, will be up and running next month.

The Coast Guard has improved the airwaves with Rescue 21, a network of towers that can lock onto a distress call with a greater degree of accuracy than the old system, called Legacy.

Both of those advancements couldn't come at a better time. Curtis Bay, which on average handles 375 cases annually, has already logged 430 this year. And the Natural Resources Police recorded their busiest summer ever on the bay.

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