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Law enforcement boat repairs add up during long season
Agencies spend thousands per year keeping watercrafts running
Hall County Fire Services' Hank Tiller, and diver Robert Patterson watch a small boat pass Wednesday afternoon as they prepare for diving exercises on Lake Lanier at Van Pugh Park.
During monthly training, three Hall County Fire Services firefighters and paramedics try to maneuver around in an inflatable Zodiac boat. Leaking and suffering deflation issues, the government surplus Zodiac is the backup boat for the county’s marine rescue team that’s getting repaired for the third summer in a row. “You get out there in the sun, it’ll swell up,” said Hall County Fire Services Sgt. Shane Peck.