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Buchanan man invents device to help limit drownings

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Buchanan man invents  device to help limit drownings

Leader PublicationsBy: Beau Brockett Jr.Published 8:55 am Friday, February 7, 2020 BUCHANAN — Buchanan resident Jerry Hinz watched someone nearly drown in his arms at a New Buffalo marina in October 2019. Now, he has developed a product in hopes of preventing such an event from occurring. Hinz, owner of Hinz Landscaping/Snow Busters in Buchanan and South Bend, created the Cleat-Mate and accompanying accessories. The ratchet system is meant to allow someone of any strength to reel in a person in distress or heavy objects in minutes. Its accompanying products are meant to make the Cleat-Mate adaptable for a plethora...

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