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Ambulance shortage in Lee Co.

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County is dealing with an ambulance shortage.

Three of the county's eight ambulances recently broke down and need major repairs.

The county manager said they constantly deal with maintenance issue, but three ambulances off the streets at once is unusual.

"When you've got equipment that runs a lot of miles and runs hard in emergency response, they do take a beating,” said Ron Rabun, Lee County Manager.

Buying new ambulances could cost up to $160,000.

Rebuilding the chaffey on the  engine could be up to $80,000

The county is now looking into the possibility of leasing ambulances.

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