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City to sell boat that didn't float
Boat sinks
Firefighters push the boat back on its trailer after it sank at Riverfront Park on its maiden voyage.
McMinnville officials have decided to abandon ship and sell the boat that sunk during a simulated river rescue.“We need to get rid of the boat,” said McMinnville Fire Chief Kendall Mayfield during Tuesday night’s Safety Committee meeting. “We don’t need it and I would like to get rid of it.”The boat was purchased by the city of McMinnville to be used by the Warren County Rescue Squad. However, a test in deep water of a boat designed for shallow water resulted in the boat tipping over and sinking in July 2013 at Riverfront Park.