The city of Celina’s first rescue boat has arrived.
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According to a release by the Celina Fire Department, delivery was taken on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and an acceptance test was completed on Grand Lake St. Marys.
The boat was driven by the department’s difficulty in recent years to respond to some 911 calls on the lake. Prior to the rescue boat, the only water vessel was an inflatable boat that was impractical for rescue and recovery.
Thanks to various donors, including the Chief Douglas Wolters, the estimated $90,000 boat will aid in future rescue efforts.
The EMS boat will be stored for the winter at the Westbank Boathouse during the boating season.
“The department would like to thank the public for their support. In the spring, we will be holding an open house for the public to view the boat”, said Chief Wolters.