Deadline for new Pierce County rescue boat

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Pierce County sheriff's office has the money for a new patrol and rescue boat, but it may not have the time.

The department expects to spend $730,000 for a 35-foot boat to replace the boat that sank last summer while docked in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/s8y35s) most of the money -- $525,000 -- comes from a Homeland Security grant with a June 2013 deadline.

The sheriff's department is looking for a builder who can design and build the boat in a year.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com