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Hancock to get one of four new emergency boats in county

by Geoff Fox

Hancock will be receiving one of four new emergency boats and custom trailers after county commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a bid during their June 7 meeting.

The new rescue boats will replace three current rescue boats, all of which have more than 15 years in service. The fourth rescue boat would add swift water rescue capabilities to Hancock, which hasn’t been adequately served by a boat.

Last year, Washington County had 48 swift water rescues and as . . .