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Emergency Officials Receive Hovercraft For Rescue Scenerios

Last updated on Friday, September 28, 2007

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Emergency management officials in Marion and Hamilton counties say a new hovercraft will help with rescues on water, snow and ice.

A grant from the department of homeland security will pay for the $60,000 craft, which was bought from a Terre Haute-based company.

Marion County Emergency Management Spokeswoman Debbie Fletcher says the six-passenger hovercraft will also help with emergencies in dams, where rescue boats often get stuck in the water's current.

Training on the hovercraft is expected to begin next month.

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