Clermont County, Ohio: A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the County’s 24-foot Relentless Rescue Boat. This 2011 all aluminum boat was manufactured by Metal Shark Aluminum Boat Company in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Metal Shark is the Federal Government’s boat contractor for the Coast Guard and the United States military.
The boat’s launching will be in New Richmond OH on Thursday July 12th at 10 a.m. The boat, valued at $123,071, is manufactured to military specifications and will be used on the Ohio River and East Fork Lake. Sheriff Rodenberg stated, “Our office received this equipment through a federal port authority grant and there was no cost to Clermont County government.”
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is a member of a collaboration of law enforcement and fire departments that makes up Task Force One, a rescue and dive team that covers Brown, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clinton, Highland, and Adams Counties. Sheriff Rodenberg said, “Clermont County’s participation in a multi-jurisdiction, regional team involves sharing resources and personnel to serve our residents to an extent that would be cost prohibitive if funded individually.” The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office joined Task Force One when Sheriff Rodenberg entered office in 1997.
Clermont County has had its share of water related emergencies to include river flooding, and numerous incidents on East Fork Lake. The Sheriff believes the newly acquired boat will be instrumental in keeping the residents and the waterways of Clermont and other nearby counties safe